Carroll Community College and McDaniel College Sign Transfer Agreement Benefiting Education Students

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Westminster, 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.

This 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.

“McDaniel has 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.”  

The 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 beyond.”

Visit to learn more about transferring to McDaniel or go to for more information about McDaniel’s undergraduate offerings in education.

More information about Carroll’s education program can be found at


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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

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McDaniel College, 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.