Md., March 18, 2019—Officials from Carroll Community College (Carroll)
and McDaniel College signed a new articulation agreement making it easier for
Carroll students to transfer and complete their bachelor’s degrees in elementary
education or the secondary education/PreK-12 education minor from McDaniel.
agreement serves as a seamless pathway for students to earn both an associate’s
degree from Carroll and a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel who plan to become
teachers or administrators in a PreK-12 setting.
Carroll Community College
President Dr. James D. Ball and McDaniel College President Dr. Roger N. Casey
along with Dr. Rosalie Mince, vice president for academic and student affairs
at Carroll, and Dr. Julia Jasken, provost at McDaniel, signed the Memorandum of
Understanding today, March 13, during a ceremony held at Carroll.
a proud legacy of successfully training teachers and administrators,
particularly in Carroll County,” said President Casey. “Our longstanding
partnership with Carroll County Public Schools provides our students with access
to schools within the county to gain hands-on experience in the classroom early
and often. Because of this, many of our students stay and work within Carroll
County. It is only fitting that we further solidify our relationship with Carroll
Community College as a way to further invest in homegrown teachers who know and
understand the needs in our community.”
agreement, which goes into effect for the Fall 2019 semester at McDaniel,
allows Carroll students with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
(GPA) and who have completed the requirements for an Associate of Arts in
Teaching (AAT) in Elementary Education/Elementary Special Education to receive
guaranteed admission to McDaniel. Students are also eligible to receive at
least a $16,000 per year transfer scholarship with additional scholarship
consideration for members of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society.
Students can then choose to
major in elementary education at McDaniel or enroll in the secondary education
(grades 7–12) minor with a major in their field, such as biology, chemistry, English,
mathematics, physics, social studies or Spanish, or the PreK-12 education minor
in art or physical education. Carroll students will be able to complete their
degree at McDaniel in two years.
This is only the second
agreement established by the two colleges. Carroll and McDaniel also have an
articulation agreement signed for students in the exercise science pathway at
Carroll to earn a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at McDaniel. Kinesiology is one of the largest majors at
McDaniel, and McDaniel is the only independent college or university in
Maryland to offer a major in kinesiology.
“We are delighted at the
opportunity this articulation agreement creates for our students at such a prominent
institution as McDaniel College,” said President Ball. “Carroll students
perform very well at other transfer institutions, and I am confident they will
perform with distinction at McDaniel. We value our strong partnership with
McDaniel and look forward to deepening that relationship in the near future and
to learn more about transferring to McDaniel or go to www.mcdaniel.edu/undergraduate/education
for more information about McDaniel’s undergraduate offerings in education.
More information about Carroll’s
education program can be found at www.carrollcc.edu/Programs-and-Courses/Credit-Programs/Areas-Of-Study/Education.
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Carroll Community College’s
mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll
Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational
opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we
serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year
colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional
opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized
attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and
customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a
popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students
of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601
Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.
founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and
sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including
pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20
graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes
experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique
potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic
teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A
student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students
offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in
Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu