Equity and Excellence in Education
The McDaniel graduate certificate in Equity and Excellence in Education (EEE) is a highly customized program originally developed in partnership with Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The five graduate courses comprising this certificate address the multidimensional issue of equal access to educational opportunities for all students, particularly students from marginalized groups that account for much of the “achievement gap” identified by President Obama and the Department of Education.
Currently, the graduate certificate in Equity and Excellence in Education is available only through school district partnership. Open enrollment is planned for the future.
Key Features of the EEE program include:
• This certificate focuses on building the capacity for equity through culturally-responsive teaching, collaborative problem-solving, use and understanding of student learning data and growth models, and instructional decision-making in professional learning communities.
• By developing and understanding of critical race theory, candidates learn to examine the impact of race and ethnicity on public school curriculum and pedagogy and to understand how curricular and pedagogical choices can reproduce inequalities or promote success for all students.
• Courses Include topics such as: Foundations of Social Justice Teaching, Race and Ethnicity in American Education, Culturally Reflective Instruction, Leadership for Equity and Excellence and a Capstone in Equity and Excellence.
• Those successfully completing the 15-credit certificate and obtain a GPA of 3.0 or higher may opt to transfer their credits into the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction
• Experience highly customized programming tailored to the needs of your district.
• Build capacity for equity through culturally responsive teaching and collaborative problem solving.
• Use and understand student data and growth models.
• Learn and apply instructional decision-making in professional learning communities.
• Develop an understanding of critical race theory to examine the impact of race and ethnicity on public school curriculum and pedagogy.
• Understand how curricular and pedagogical choices can reproduce inequalities or promote success for all students.
• Receive a special discounted cohort tuition rate through the partnership with your district.
• Completed application for graduate study (be sure to include your district’s special cohort code).
Note: If you do not know your cohort code, please contact McDaniel Graduate Admissions at (410) 857-2751.
• Submit the non-refundable application fee
• Submit official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
This program is currently offered exclusively through partnership with area school districts. If you would like to bring the program to your district, please contact Ms. Peg Kulow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. How do I apply?
Visit the How to Apply page for application procedures and forms.
2. Is this a certification program?
No, those who successfully complete the program will receive a post-baccalaureate certificate but this is not an MSDE certification. The certificate will appear on your transcripts.
3. Can anyone enroll in this program?
The program is currently offered exclusively through partnership with local school districts and is not open to the general public. If you wish to bring the program to your district, contact Henry Reiff, Ph.D. at email@example.com or call (410) 857-2500.