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Hood offers teaching program

June 26, 1998

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College offers a program for those who want to change careers and become teachers even though their baccalaureate degrees are in different fields.

Students who would like to begin the program in the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24, must apply by Wednesday. Those who would like to begin the program in the spring 1999 semester, which begins Jan 20, 1999, must apply by Thursday, Oct. 15.

Students may enter the certification programs after earning a baccalaureate degree from Hood or another accredited institution. Students seeking secondary certification must have completed a major in one of the intended secondary teaching areas of biology, chemistry, English, French, history, mathematics or Spanish. Students interested in early childhood education or special education must have completed a major in a liberal arts or science area. Students then meet certification requirements through satisfactory completion of specified undergraduate and graduate professional education courses.

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Hood College offers Maryland-approved teacher education programs leading to certification in early childhood education for nursery school, kindergarten and grades one through three; special education for elementary/middle grades one through eight; and secondary education for middle school through senior high school. Post-baccalaureate students with a major in a liberal arts area can complete a teacher certification program by taking a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses at Hood.

Tuition for the 1998-1999 academic year for post-baccalaureate teacher certification program courses is assessed at the graduate school rate of $285 per credit. Most courses are three credits.

For information, contact the Brodbeck Scholars Program office, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. 21701-8575, call 1-301-696-3500 or 1-800-707-5280, fax 1-301-696-3502 or e-mail ehemingway@hood.edu. A catalog and other information will be sent upon request.

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