School briefs

September 27, 2004

Master's program information available

Frostburg State University will present information meetings for prospective applicants for its master of arts in elementary and secondary teaching programs.

Elementary program coordinator Kim Rotruck and secondary program coordinator William Childs will be at the FSU Hagerstown Center on Public Square in Hagerstown Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to speak to prospective applicants for the group beginning studies in summer 2005.

A second meeting for those interested in the elementary program will be Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m., also in the FSU Hagerstown Center.

The master of arts in teaching-elementary is offered at the FSU Hagerstown Center. The deadline for summer 2005 cohort applications is May 1, 2005. The summer 2005 applicant fall admissions interviews will be scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the FSU Hagerstown Center.


The master of arts in teaching-secondary program is offered at FSU's Frostburg campus. The deadline for summer 2005 cohort applications is April 1, 2005.

FSU's master of arts in teaching program is designed for career changers or recent college graduates who want to pursue a career in teaching. The full-time program lasts a little more than a year and provides students with the necessary coursework and classroom experience to obtain teacher certification in Maryland.

For information, call the FSU Graduate Services Office at 301-687-7053, or contact Rotruck at 301-791-4026 for questions about the elementary program or Childs at

301-687-3087 for questions about the secondary program.

Nominations open for service academies

U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md., is accepting applications for nominations to the four United States service academies for the 2005 class year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are Maryland residents, at least 17 years old but not older than 23 by July 1, 2005, have high academic standing in school, and participate in extracurricular or community activities.

To obtain an application packet, write to Sarbanes at Tower One, Suite 1710, 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Information also is available online at

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Nov. 5.

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