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Education

The Education Department aims a) to explore the social, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in our society, b) to stimulate inquiry concerning the nature of our educational institutions, and c) to provide the professional preparation for certification required by the State Department of Education in Maryland and the 45 states with which Maryland has reciprocal certification agreements. 

Within the Human Development major, our students examine human development in the context of theory and practice in education.   As part of our teacher certification programs in elementary and secondary education, we give you the tools and strategies you’ll need to succeed at the head of the classroom.

 

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Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

The Education Department is proud to recognize five of our students from the class of 2014 who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Human Development major Daina Raiffe, Human Development majors and elementary certification students Melissa Gutkind, Emily Hall, and Karyn Krupsaw, and secondary certification student Rosie Mujica.  Congratulations, ladies!

For more information about and photos of the 2014 induction, click here.

 

 

 

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