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Teacher Collaborative Fellowship ($23,000)

Your teaching career starts here on the Hill with McDaniel College’s accelerated Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) and the Teacher Collaborative Fellowship ($23,000). Separate applications must be submitted for both the fellowship and M.S.T. program.

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Accelerate Your Teaching Career

Earn an accelerated M.S.T. with a $23,000 Teacher Collaborative Fellowship for spring 2024 and summer 2024 enrollment. The fellowship opportunity is limited to these cohorts, so apply today!

After four semesters in the accelerated M.S.T. including a required yearlong internship with Carroll County Public Schools, you will be on the same path as hundreds of teacher education graduates from McDaniel — more than 90% of whom are still employed as teachers five years after graduation, far exceeding state and national averages.

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must enroll in the secondary (English, math, science, social studies) or PreK-12 (art, physical education, Spanish) tracks of the M.S.T. program.

M.S. in Teaching

Why McDaniel for a master's in teaching degree?

  • Teaching grant opportunity with Teacher Collaborative Fellowship
  • Hybrid program places emphasis on your in-person teaching
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront
  • McDaniel's small class sizes offer a close-knit community
  • M.S.T. graduates display high satisfaction and longevity in their teaching careers

of teacher education graduates from McDaniel are still employed as teachers five years after graduation, exceeding state and national averages of ~50%.

What is the Teacher Collaborative Fellowship?

  • Awards of $23,000 per student used to cover tuition or living expenses*
  • Must be able to teach in Carroll County Public Schools throughout the program
  • Open to those with a bachelor’s degree or at least 30 credits in:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    • Social Studies (History, Political Science)
    • Art
    • Kinesiology
    • Spanish
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (2.75-2.99 considered for provisional admission)

*Please note: Admission to the M.S.T. program is not a guarantee of fellowship award. Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is dependent on funding.

Spring 2024 Cohort Timeline

Application currently open.

Dec. 1, 2023: Spring 2024 cohort application deadline

Jan. 16, 2024: Spring 2024 classes start

May 2025: Spring 2024 cohort completion

Summer 2024 Cohort Timeline

Nov. 1, 2023: Application opens

April 1, 2024: Summer 2024 cohort application deadline

May 20, 2024: Summer 2024 classes start

August 2025: Summer 2024 cohort completion

Should I apply for the accelerated master's in teaching and fellowship program?

The accelerated M.S.T. and fellowship program are suited to people from a wide range of backgrounds. Below are a few populations who may be suited to the accelerated program:

  • Anyone with a bachelor's degree or 30 credits in: English, Math, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Social Studies (History, Political Science), Art, Kinesiology, Spanish
  • Recent or soon-to-be college graduates
  • Current teachers who want to earn their master's degree in education
  • Substitute teachers interested in full-time teaching careers
  • Professionals who want a career change
  • Retirees interested in teaching

“Throughout my tenure as a student at McDaniel, I learned alongside an amazing cohort of fellow educators. We encouraged each other, helped one another, and have witnessed one another succeed in various arenas within our teaching careers.”

Alisha Swann M.S. ’20

Why launch the Teacher Collaborative Fellowship program?

The accelerated M.S.T. and Teacher Collaborative Fellowship program supports the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, legislation passed in 2021 to support and improve education in Maryland over the next decade. McDaniel, in partnership with Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Education Association, is contributing to a major pillar of the Blueprint: produce high quality and diverse teachers and leaders.

National Teacher Shortage


increase in teacher vacancies across 37 states and D.C. since 2022.


Deborah Piper

M.S.T. Program Coordinator and Grant Director

Phone: 410-857-2476