A total of 35-36 credit hours is required to complete the program. Students ordinarily complete 15 credit hours in five core courses, including:

  • ED 601 Theories of Development: A Lifespan Perspective,
  • ED 602 The Social and Psychological Forces Affecting Youth or ED 608 The Sociology of Education,
  • ED 603 Personality Development and Self-Esteem,
  • ED 604 Contemporary Issues in Education: A Look at the Twentieth Century, and
  • ED 605 Research Methods.
          (other courses maybe designated as core within a specific specialization)


Six credit hours in four clinical courses, including:

  • ED 651 Values and ED 652 Mediation of Conflict

Additional 14 to 15 credit hours as follows:

  • Three credits to be taken in an elective course and
  • Three credits to be taken in a research seminar while implementing an action research project.
  • Each student selects an area of specialization. The requirements for each are detailed in the areas of specializations

Goucher College Graduate Programs in Education
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204