Frequently Asked Questions about the Anne Arundel County Cohorts

  1. Where will the course be held?
  2. How much will the course cost?
  3. What do I need to do if I am interested?
  4. What if I want to start by only taking a few courses in the reduced tuition cohort option? 
  5. When can I start this cohort? 
  6. How long will it take to complete the degree?
  7. What are my next steps?

 

1. Where will the course be held?

Providing there is sufficient enrollment, all courses will be offered in schools in Anne Arundel County. An enrollment of 15 is needed to offer a class in Anne Arundel County.  Should there not be sufficient enrollment; some classes may need to be offered on campus or online. 


2. 
How much will the courses cost?

See the Costs page.

 

3. What do I need to do if I am interested?

 All Unit I members should contact the Human Resources Certification Specialist at 410-222-5077 for assistance regarding certification requirements prior to registering for a course.

If you wish to enroll as a non-matriculating student, complete the cohort application/registration form at the end of this document to register for the upcoming semester.  If this is the first class you are taking with the Graduate Programs in Education Department at Goucher, we need verification of degree completion.  Please submit with your application a copy of one of the following documents:

  1. Copy of undergraduate or graduate transcript
  2. Copy of Maryland State Certification.

*Please note these documents are only required of first time students in the cohort program and your application cannot be completed without it.

If you wish to enroll as a degree candidate for the M.Ed. or the Professional Development Certificate you can download the application and recommendation forms here. You can also call the Graduate Programs in Education Department at Goucher College (410-337-6200) or send an email to gpedu@goucher.edu to receive an application packet.

The application package should include the application form, two letters of recommendation (only one recommendation form required for Professional Development Certificate), official transcripts from undergraduate degree and graduate degree (for Professional Development Certificate). The essay and application fee are waived.   

  

4. What if I want to start by only taking a few courses in the reduced tuition cohort option?

You can enroll in up to 12 credits as a non-matriculating student before having to officially apply to one of the degree or post-masters' certificate programs.  Complete the cohort application/registration form at the end of this document to register for the proper course. 

 

5. When can I start this cohort?

Admission to this cohort will be on a rolling basis which means you can apply to begin during the summer, fall or spring semester.

 

6. How long will it take to complete the degree?

Anne Arundel County Public Schools reimburse Unit I members for a maximum of six (6) semester hours of college credit per teaching year (September through August). By taking 6 credits per year it will take participants approximately 6 years to complete the 36 credit Master of Education degree.

If participants take an additional 3 credit course each year the degree requirements can be completed in approximately 4 years. If an AACPS employee wishes to take courses beyond the 6 credits reimbursed by Anne Arundel County, then the AACPS employee would be responsible for paying the regular Goucher College tuition rate for the additional course(s).

 

7. What are my next steps? 

All unit 1 members should contact the Human Resources Certification Specialist at 410-222-5077 for assistance regarding certification requirements prior to registering for a course.

If you are a new student to Goucher College, you must complete the application/registration form and documentation and mail or fax them to Goucher College Graduate Programs in Education.

Payment in the form of a check can be mailed with your registration form. Those wishing to pay by credit card will receive a statement of account from the college which will include the website where you can go to pay your balance due online.  


Once your registration is processed you will receive a confirmation email or letter.

A FERPA Release Form will also be sent to new students. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that this form is returned to the college in a timely fashion. Goucher College cannot directly bill AACPS for the student's tuition reimbursement without this form being on file with the graduate office. Any student for whom no form is received will have the expected payment from AACPS reversed and will receive a bill from the college at the end of the semester.

Textbooks will be available for purchase through the Goucher College Bookstore at http://goucher.bkstore.com/bkstore/content.

 

For more information, please direct specific questions to Katie Aman (katie.aman@goucher.edu), 410-337-6200.   .