McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies

McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies

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Thank you to our graduate students at McDaniel College. You have pushed through the past year and remained committed to your educational journey. You are a valuable member of the McDaniel College family and we are so proud you chose McDaniel for your graduate education. McDaniel graduate students are invited to join our professional development workshops this week and for attending you will get a chance to win a free graduate course or a scholarship to the ISTE Online Teaching Academy + Microcourses. Download your social media graphics and zoom or teams virtual backgrounds to show your Green Terror Pride this week. Learn more here https://www.mcdaniel.edu/gps-appreciation

McDaniel makes earning a nationally acclaimed graduate education personal, convenient and flexible. Established in 1867 (initially as Western Maryland College), McDaniel College has been offering highly regarded graduate-level Education programs since 1935.

Located in historic Westminster, MD, the College is located just 22 miles from historic Gettysburg, PA, 30 miles from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and 60 miles from Washington D.C. McDaniel attracts a diverse domestic and international graduate student population of over 1,800 students participating in nearly 60 graduate degree, certificate or professional sequence programs. Classes are offered in convenient schedules and flexible formats including: face-to-face, hybrid and online to accommodate the busy schedules of graduate students. Additionally, through partnership with area school districts and learning centers, McDaniel offers a wide variety of its graduate programs off-campus in locations throughout Maryland. A “teach first” institution that focuses on high levels of student engagement and interaction, McDaniel has been profiled in the book Colleges That Change Lives for the close personal attention that is paid to each individual student. Over the past year, GPS alums were named: State Superintendent of the Year, Maryland Principal of the Year, Maryland Teacher of the Year, Maryland Counselor of the Year and Sorenson Teacher of The Year. McDaniel offers graduate degrees, certificates and course sequences in four primary areas: Education and Administration, Counseling and Human Services, Writing as well as, Business and Professional programs.

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Photos from McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies's post 05/01/2021

Kelsey Lineberger, a student in McDaniel’s human services management master’s degree program, organized a blood drive through the American Red Cross as part of a project through her work at Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. Graduate students in the HSM program at McDaniel complete coursework while experiencing a live-in internship at Target.
Learn more about this one-of-a-kind program during a Virtual Information Session on Tuesday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsdOGqqzsrH9S3F4qWANyc1yxtzA0rL6on

04/26/2021

Tracy Hilliard M.S. '97, M.S. '05 has been named a Washington Post Principal of the Year finalist!
Tracy, who is the principal at Urbana Elementary School in Frederick County, Md., earned master’s degrees in both Curriculum & Instruction, now Innovations in Teaching and Learning, and Human Resources Development, now Human Resources Management.
Congratulations, Tracy!

It's been a busy day for the FCPS SurPRIZE Patrol!
We are elated to announce that Urbana Elementary principal Tracy Hilliard will represent FCPS as a finalist for the Washington Post Principal of the Year Award!
Congratulations...#FCPSProud⭐️!

Full News Release: https://www.fcps.org/about/news/1710163/tracy-hilliard-earns-prestigious-fcps-educator-award

Message from President Casey in Recognition of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 04/09/2021

Message from President Casey in Recognition of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

We are wrapping up Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week with a message of encouragement and recognition from President Roger Casey.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/0V-HafdgfPI
We hope you have enjoyed the messages of appreciation from faculty and staff and the opportunities for professional development offered throughout the week!

Message from President Casey in Recognition of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week McDaniel College President Roger Casey shares a message of appreciation and recognition during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 5-9...

04/05/2021

It is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! 🎉
Established in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, this annual recognition emphasizes the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.
During this week, McDaniel Graduate and Professional Studies will be offering two virtual professional development workshops to currently active graduate students. All students who attend the workshop will have their names entered into a drawing for a free graduate course or a scholarship to the ISTE Online Teaching Academy + Microcourses.
Download virtual backgrounds and graphics for Zoom, phones, and social media to show your Green Terror GPS Pride and find information about the week’s activities here:
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/gps-appreciation

It is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! 🎉
Established in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, this annual recognition emphasizes the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.
During this week, McDaniel Graduate and Professional Studies will be offering two virtual professional development workshops to currently active graduate students. All students who attend the workshop will have their names entered into a drawing for a free graduate course or a scholarship to the ISTE Online Teaching Academy + Microcourses.
Download virtual backgrounds and graphics for Zoom, phones, and social media to show your Green Terror GPS Pride and find information about the week’s activities here:
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/gps-appreciation

03/12/2021

The Carolyn D. McGolerick Scholarship is now available for students pursuing a School Librarianship master’s degree in partnership with Community Foundation of Frederick County. This scholarship is named for a 1971 McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College alumna, Carolyn D. McGolerick, who served as a librarian at Fort Detrick and at St. John’s School in Emmitsburg, Md.
Learn more about this opportunity available to new applicants, as well as current students of the School Librarianship program here: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/scholarship-named-alumna-now-available-mcdaniel-graduate-students-pursuing-masters-school

The Carolyn D. McGolerick Scholarship is now available for students pursuing a School Librarianship master’s degree in partnership with Community Foundation of Frederick County. This scholarship is named for a 1971 McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College alumna, Carolyn D. McGolerick, who served as a librarian at Fort Detrick and at St. John’s School in Emmitsburg, Md.
Learn more about this opportunity available to new applicants, as well as current students of the School Librarianship program here: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/scholarship-named-alumna-now-available-mcdaniel-graduate-students-pursuing-masters-school

Timeline Photos 03/09/2021

Jessica Willoughby M.S. '18 has been announced as the new coordinator of our Deaf Education program! Jessica earned a master’s degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College in 2018 and also serves as a lecturer in the program.
Learn more about Jessica and our Deaf Education program here: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/new-graduate-program-coordinator-deaf-education-joins-mcdaniel

McDaniel College announces Jessica Willoughby M.S. '18 as the new coordinator of the master’s degree program in Deaf Education! Jessica earned a master’s degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies in 2018 and also serves as a lecturer in the program.
Since its inception in 1967 as a joint effort between McDaniel College and the Maryland School for the Deaf, McDaniel’s master’s degree in Deaf Education has prepared teachers of Deaf students at either the elementary or secondary level.
Learn more about Jessica and our Deaf Education program here:
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/new-graduate-program-coordinator-deaf-education-joins-mcdaniel

Photos from McDaniel College's post 03/08/2021

Many congratulations to Annette Bay Pimentel, an online lecturer for the Writing for Children and Young Adults program, who has won a national award for her children’s book titled “All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything.”
Learn more about the award-winning book and author here:
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/writing-children-and-young-adults-lecturer-wins-national-childrens-book-award

[01/26/21]   Kristi Yowell '00, M.S. '05, Coordinator of the Human Resources Management Program is a featured expert on a panel addressing current job market trends.
She said, “With news of the vaccine becoming available and additional guidance being released and clarified from the CDC, we can expect to see job restoration and new positions posted again as we head toward spring.”
Kristi graduated from McDaniel College in 2000 with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Human Resources and in 2005 with her master’s degree in Human Resources.
You can read more of her expert advice here:
https://www.zippia.com/human-resources-manager-jobs/trends/

01/15/2021

Are you interested in taking the next step in your academic and professional career? Join us for one of our upcoming virtual graduate open houses on January 19, 21, or 23!
Each virtual open house will provide an opportunity to meet our Program Coordinators and learn more about the curriculum, degree expectations, cost and application requirements, and process for your program of interest.
Register here: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/gradevents

McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies is hosting three upcoming virtual open houses for those interested in taking the next step in their academic and professional careers.
Our Graduate and Professional Studies programs are flexible and convenient and McDaniel caters to working professionals, career changers, and others looking to advance their careers. Each virtual open house will provide an opportunity to meet our Program Coordinators and learn more about the curriculum, degree expectations, cost and application requirements, and process for your program of interest.
Register here: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/gradevents

12/18/2020

McDaniel College will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the holiday break.

McDaniel College will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 for the holiday break. See you back on the Hill in the New Year!

12/17/2020

The McDaniel College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Julia Jasken as the college’s tenth president.
Jasken, who began at McDaniel in 2003 as an English professor, has most recently served as the college’s executive vice president and provost, overseeing the newly integrated academic and student life divisions. She will assume her presidency effective June 1, 2021. Learn more about our new president: www.mcdaniel.edu/tenthpresident.

Dr. Julia Jasken has been selected by the McDaniel College Board of Trustees as the college’s tenth president, effective June 1, 2021.
Jasken, who is currently the college’s executive vice president and provost, will be only the second woman president in the college’s history. She has dedicated nearly her entire professional life to higher education and most notably to McDaniel, beginning in the classroom in 2003 as an English professor.
Learn more about our new president: www.mcdaniel.edu/tenthpresident

12/08/2020

McDaniel College

Home, like a college, is not just a place. To us, home is being with the people you love.
With thanks, and a wish for peace and health, from our home to yours this holiday season.

With the fall semester ending at Thanksgiving and our decade of calling the President's House our home soon coming to a close, a quiet campus offers time for reflection on the meaning of home.
Home means the roar of the crowd at the Western Maryland Caboose, fellowship between generations of students, finding lifelong friends and mentors, igniting academic inspiration, and so much more. Home, like a college, is not just a place.
To us, home is being with the people you love.
With thanks, and a wish for peace and health, from our home to yours this holiday season.
President Roger Casey, Robyn Allers
and all of us on the Hill
https://youtu.be/vNUffLvupMo
Note: Some footage shot prior to COVID-19

hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com 12/04/2020

The Angel Tree | Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

Daphne Benedis-Grab, an instructor in our Writing for Children and Young Adults Certificate program, had her book, “The Angel Tree,” made into a Hallmark movie! Daphne's book is about a tree that appears every year in the small town of Pine River that people tie wishes to, while others make those wishes come true. The mystery of who grants those wishes has always been part of the tradition’s charm.
Catch the movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries during one of these upcoming showtimes:
Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 10 at 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 AM
Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM
Learn more about the movie and find more showtimes here: https://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/the-angel-tree
And visit Daphe's website here: https://daphnebg.com/

hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com A writer seeks the identity of the person who helps grant wishes that are placed upon The Angel Tree, and in the process, reconnects with her childhood friend. Stars Jill Wagner and Lucas Bryant.

11/21/2020

McDaniel College

Adaptability, flexibility, and problem-solving skills are all traits McDaniel College has instilled into recent alumni who have begun their first year of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gabrielle Yore ’18, M.S. ’20: https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/first-year-teachers-find-themselves-prepared-thanks-their-mcdaniel-education

American Education Week has come to a close, and we wanted to highlight some of our recent alumni who have begun their first year of teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly all of those who graduated with either a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or a Secondary Education minor or who earned a master’s degree in Teaching as part of the Class of 2020 secured teaching positions this fall. Teaching this year especially has required adaptability, flexibility, and problem-solving skills from every educator.
Hear from Irma Murhutta ‘20, Madeline Wodaski ’20, Rose Sparks ‘20, Jamie Wimmer ‘20, Nicolette Brookman ’20, and Gabrielle Yore ’18, M.S. ’20 here:
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/news/first-year-teachers-find-themselves-prepared-thanks-their-mcdaniel-education

insidehighered.com 11/20/2020

A veteran K-12 teacher who's now a college instructor describes what educators from both worlds can learn from each other (opinion)

Janet Wood Varner, who teaches in the M.S. in Innovations in Teaching and Learning program, documents her journey from 21-year veteran master and mentor teacher with National Board Certification to a first-year visiting professor and describes what educators from both worlds can learn from each other in this article from Inside Higher Ed: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/11/18/veteran-k-12-teacher-whos-now-college-instructor-describes-what-educators-both

insidehighered.com Janet Wood Varner, a veteran K-12 teacher who's now become a full-time college instructor, describes what educators from both worlds can learn from each other.

[11/18/20]   Reminder: Spring 2021 registration is now open. If you have not already registered for graduate classes, we encourage you to begin the registration process to assure you have a seat in the course. You can register now and pay your spring bill before class begins on January 11.
If you find any course you need or want is full, please add your name to the wait list and we will work over the next few weeks before the holiday break to either get you a seat or open new sections if we are able to do so.
Please contact the Graduate and Professional Studies office if you have questions or concerns, or if you need assistance with registration: 410-857-2500 or [email protected]

11/16/2020

It is American Education Week! We’d like to celebrate and thank our faculty, and current and future educators in the McDaniel community for all the hard work they do to make a difference in the lives of students.

American Education Week gives us even more reason to celebrate education and honor those who are making a difference in the lives of students! We’d like to thank our faculty, and current and future educators in the McDaniel community for all the hard work they do.
Additionally, our Educator’s Legacy Scholarship recognizes the importance of excellent teaching by offering up to $100,000 ($25,000 annually) to the children of K-12 and community college educators.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3piCmQj

baltimorefishbowl.com 11/06/2020

Influencers: Glenelg Country School

Sheena Jordan M.S. '19, the Diversity Coordinator at Glenelg Country School, is featured in this article by Baltimore Fishbowl.
Sheena completed her post-baccalaureate certification in educational leadership and school administration at McDaniel College in 2019.
Get to know her here:
https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/influencers-glenelg-country-school/

baltimorefishbowl.com Sheena Jordan, the Diversity Coordinator at Glenelg Country School, brings a strong personal background in other cultures to her role.

11/02/2020

Did you know the first Monday in November is Job Action Day?
It’s a day for those looking to explore new job opportunities, whether unemployed, underemployed, or looking for a career change. And, there’s no better time to discover how our Graduate and Professional Studies programs can help you reach your goal! Discover our Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Human Services Management, Data Analytics, Mental Health Counseling, and Gerontology graduate programs this week on Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m., or Saturday, November 7, at 10 a.m. during our Virtual Graduate Open Houses.
Sign up to participate online at www.mcdaniel.edu/gradevents.

11/01/2020

Today is National Author’s Day! Looking to unleash your inner author? Join us this Thursday, November 5, at 4:30 p.m. to learn more about our Writing for Children and Young Adults Certificate or our M.S. in School Librarianship.
Register for our Virtual Open House for Educators at www.mcdaniel.edu/gradevents.

10/23/2020

Calling all McDaniel Alumni: Please join Vickie Mazer, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies for a virtual Green Terror Talk on Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
We will highlight some graduate programs offered at McDaniel and take your questions.
Register here: https://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/templates/green-terror-talk-gps-event-registration

Have you ever considered getting your Master’s Degree or furthering your McDaniel degree? Want to hear about the possibilities?
Please join Vickie Mazer, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies for a Green Terror Talk on Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm via Zoom.
Did you know that McDaniel College Graduate and Professional Studies is ranked #30 of 614 master’s granting institutions and a “Best Bang for Your Buck” by Washington Monthly. We offer over 20 master’s degrees and graduate certificates designed to enhance, advance, or change careers. Our programs in Education, Counseling and Human Services, Business and Data Science serve over 1200 students through innovative and relevant curriculum which prepares our graduates to enter an increasingly diverse and challenging job market. Our flexible design, online or hybrid delivery formats allow students to pursue their degree either full or part-time, on campus or from home.
We will spend the time highlighting graduate programs offered at McDaniel and take your questions - you'll leave the session wanting to come back to the Hill!
REGISTER NOW! https://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/templates/green-terror-talk-gps-event-registration

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Master's Degrees:
- M.S. in Counseling
- M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction
- M.S. in Deaf Education
- M.S. in Educational Leadership
- M.S. in Elementary Education
- M.S. in Gerontology
- M.S. in Human Resources Dev.
- M.S. in Human Services Mgmt.
- M.S. in Kinesiology
- M.S. in Public Administration and Policy
- M.S. in Reading Specialist: Literacy Leadership
- M.S. in School Librarianship
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- M.S. in Special Education
- M.S. in Teaching
- M.S. in TESOL

Graduate Certificates:
- Administrator I Certification
- Data Analytics
- Disability Support Services in Higher Ed.
- Equity & Excellence in Education
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- Specialist in Aging
- STEM Instructional Leadership
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