Educational Studies News & Events

Read Associate Professor Dr. Lin Muilenburg's interview with distance-educator.com, about her co-authored book, The Handbook of Mobile Learning

Department Head & Associate Professor Katy Arnett's co-edited volume, Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education has been published by Multilingual Matters. In addition to editing duties, she wrote a chapter for the book, examining the practice of exempting students with learning disabilities from French study in Canada. 

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The Education Minor

The Educational Studies minor at St. Mary's College of Maryland is a great way to get involved in the St. Mary's County Public School system during your undergraduate experience!

The minor in educational studies is recommended for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to education, whether or not they plan to teach in K-12 settings. The minor is composed of six (6) courses that offer a basic knowledge of content areas relevant to the teaching and learning process. Each of the six required courses for the minor has a lab aspect, which takes you into the classroom and allows you to work with SMCPS students and teachers. This minor is a great option for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to education, whether or not they plan to teach in K-12 settings.

Undergraduate courses in Educational Studies

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EdStudies Minor and MAT Application

The minor in Educational Studies is required for students who wish to pursue the MAT program at St. Mary's; however, the successful completion of this minor does not guarantee that a student will be admitted to the program, as there are other prerequisites that need also be met.

Students who are considering the MAT should meet with their SMCM academic advisor and/or an Educational Studies advisor about course selection. For a complete list of these courses, please review our Advising Resources. Additional information about the St. Mary's course equivalencies for St. Mary's Educational Studies courses and the MAT, please contact the department chair, Dr. Katy Arnett

Students who transfer three or more of the courses from outside institutions are not eligible to earn this minor, but they are not excluded from or otherwise placed at a disadvantage for applying to the MAT program. Students who transfer one or two courses that are not awarded the same credit equivalencies as the comparable St. Mary's courses do need to make up these credits to earn the minor by taking other education-related undergraduate courses; this may include education courses not listed in the minor.