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School 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.

Faculty Activities

Scholarly Publications

Carolyn Cook

  • “The Motivation to Write Profile-College: A Tool to Access the Writing Motivation of Teacher Candidate," Teaching/ Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education with MucciGuido, A., Solar, E., and Marinak, B., August 2019.

Laura Frazier

  • “Models for Implementing Effective Online Learning," with Palmer, B., In Heafner, T., Hatshorne, R., and Tripp, T. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Emerging Practices and Methods for K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2019.

 Barbara Marinak

  • “Upper Elementary Students' Motivation to Read Fiction and Nonfiction" with Parsons, A. W., Parsons, S. A., Malloy, J.A., Gambell, L. B., Reutzel, D.R. and Fawson, P. The Elementary School Journal, March, 2018.
  • "Evidence-based Best Practices for Developing Literate Communities," with Malloy, J.A., Gambrell, L., Morrow, and Gambrell, L. (EDs.). Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Guilford Press, November, 2019.
  • "The Motivation to Write Profile-College: A Tool to Access the Writing Motivation of Teacher Candidates," Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education with Mucci-Guido, A., Cook, C., and Solar, E., August 2019. 

Barbara Palmer

  • "Models for Implementing Effective Online Learning," with Frazier, L., In Heafner, T., Hatshorne, R., and Tripp, T. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Emerging Practices and Methods for K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2019.

Ernest Solar

  • "The Motivation to Write Profile-College: A Tool to Access the Writing Motivation of Preservice Teachers," The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, with Mucci-Guido, Cook, C., and Marinak, B., August 2019.

Scholarly Publications

Kara Brady

  • "Fostering Intrinsic Reading Motivation Through Students' Choice of Teacher Read Aloud Books," with Cook, C., State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference, Hunt Valley, MD, April 2019.

Stacey Brown-Hobbs

  • “Maryland Assessment Collaborative: Dispositions Assessments," (White Paper) with Moore, H., Maryland Assessment Collaborative, Baltimore, MD, May 2019.
  • “Early Childhood Mathematics: Playing & Talking Arithmetic!" Archdiocese of Baltimore Teach Significantly Professional Development Day, Emmitsburg, MD, March 2019.

Carolyn Cook

  • “Literacy Motivation: Perspectives from Elementary to Undergraduate,” with Marinak, B., and Solar, E., Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Louisville, KY, November 2018. (In Absentia)
  • "Motivating Students to Read Through the Power of Choice," with Brady, K., The State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference, Hunt Valley, MD, April 2018.
  • "Fostering Intrinsic Reading Motivation Through Students Choice of Teacher Read Aloud Books," with Brady, K., State of Maryland Literacy Association Conference, Hunt Valley, MD, April 2019.

Barbara Marinak

  • "Literacy Motivation: Perspectives from Elementary to Undergraduate, with Gambrell, L., Malloy, J., Parsons, S., Parsons, A., Applegate, M., Applegate, A., Roberts, L., Cook, C., Qian, M., Solar, E., Ives, S., and Fawson, P., Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Lousiville, KY, 2018.

Michelle Ohanian

  • "Photo Journaling as Reflection on Global Consciousness in an International Service Learning Program," Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2019.

Ernest Solar

  • "Mindfulness as a Tool for Students," Archdiocese of Baltimore Professional Development Day Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2019.
  • "Literacy Motivation: Perspectives from Elementary to Undergraduate,” with Marinak, B. and Cook, C., Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Louisville, KY, November 2018.  

Professional Activities

Patrick Ryan

  • Reviewer, Journal of Catholic Education, 2018.

Barbara Palmer

  • Review Team Member, Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Awards

Stacey Brown-Hobbs

  • Kappa Delta Pi, Honorary Member PsiOmicron, Keynote Speaker at Induction Ceremony, Stevenson University, Pikesville, MD, October 2018.
  • Grant for Maryland Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Education Program with Marinak, B., and Frazier, L., University System of Maryland, Maryland Center for Computing Education, 2019.
  • Site Visitor, Offsite (July) and Onsite (December), Standard 2, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, 2019.
  • Site Visitor, Offsite and Onsite, Standard 2, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 2018.

Laura Corbin Frazier

  • Grant for Maryland Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Education Program with Marinak, B., and Brown-Hobbs, S., University System of Maryland, Maryland Center for Computing Education.

Barbara Marinak

  • Grant for Maryland Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Education Program with Brown-Hobbs, S., and Frazier, L., University System of Maryland, Maryland Center for Computing Education.