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Division of Education Resources

The Division of Education is committed to the preparation of teachers for today and for tomorrow. A broad and integrated liberal arts core is a foundation for teachers at all levels. Through this curriculum, prospective teachers.

Education Student Resources

Academic Advising

Advising is a form of teaching. Faculty advising of students involves formal matters such as approving course schedules prior to registration, helping students devise plans for their majors and other academic programs, and prompting students to monitor their own academic progress toward the degree. Faculty advising also includes conversation about students’ developing academic life and aspirations for the future. As students move toward graduation, faculty advisors, together with the Career Center staff, can offer guidance about employment and about graduate and professional school. Students should cultivate this advising relationship and draw on it throughout their time at Mount St. Mary’s.

Assignment of Faculty Advisors to Students

During freshman year, Symposium instructors advise first-year students. This ensures that students will see their advisors regularly and that the advisor will know the academic progress of his or her symposium students. Beginning in the sophomore year, students who have chosen a major are assigned a faculty advisor from their major department(s)

Internships and Practicums

Requirements for Teacher Internships:
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Recommendation of the chair.
  • There is a fee of $219 for the Internship I program, generally payable upon registration for the first course in Internship I. There is a fee of $272 for Internship II, generally payable upon registration for the first course in Internship II.
Students must arrange their own transportation to internship placements and assignments.

Internship I

Due Dates:

  • March 31 for Adult undergraduate and Elementary and Elementary/Special Education MAT applications;
  • October 31 for traditional undergraduate and Secondary MAT applications.
*Note: Maryland passing scores for Praxis I must be earned prior to entering Internship I, or equivalent test scores must be on file, such as SAT or ACT (GRE scores are acceptable for MAT candidates). Information about qualifying Maryland equivalent scores can be found at MSDE Praxis I Information. For MAT candidates in social studies, business, English, mathematics or foreign language, Maryland passing scores on the content portion of Praxis II must also be earned prior to Internship I.

Internship II

Due Date:

  • March 31

Internship Contacts

For additional information regarding internships contact: For additional information regarding practicums contact:

Pi Lambda Theta - Education Honors Society

Pi Lambda Theta is an international education honor association that recognizes scholarship and leadership in the field of education. The University’s chapter, Gamma Tau, holds an initiation ceremony once each spring semester. Nomination for initiation is made by Education faculty. To be nominated, a candidate must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, have achieved sophomore status, and a demonstrated record of leadership.Pamphlets containing more information can be found on the wall outside the school office. Nominations are considered each December.Mount St. Mary’s University recognizes graduating students who are members of Pi Lambda Theta at the Spring Honors Ceremony and commencement activities.