For students interested in the pursuing advanced degrees in education, Goucher offers accelerated degree programs in which students can earn both the Bachelor of Arts degree and either a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Education degree in five years.

Through these programs, students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average and who have attained junior status may take up to nine graduate credits while they are still undergraduates. These nine graduate credits apply to the 120 credits required for the bachelor’s degree, as well as to the credits required for the master’s degree. The 4+1 programs typically require two to three summers of coursework.

For more information, please contact LaJerne Cornish, the chair of the Education Department, and Dr. Phyllis Sunshine, the director of Graduate Programs in Education.