ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Education at Goucher?

The values and goals of the Education Studies major are to produce graduates prepared and competitive in their field: well-grounded in educational foundations with an interdisciplinary perspective that has a human and ethical focus, and with a perspective that a liberal arts college has the unique ability to provide. Goucher believes these goals are best achieved in an environment that responds to students both as individuals and as members of multiple groups. Education Studies is committed to experiential learning on and off campus as well as abroad, requiring students to apply and extend what has been learned in the classroom and will support students in applying their knowledge in various ways.  

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The Education Studies curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students to pursue careers in education. This program prepares future teachers and education professionals to think about the classroom in terms of the psychological, political, and educational needs of their students.

DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

For students who have a passion to study the discipline of education beyond the role of a classroom teacher, our interdisciplinary approach will help develop students who think critically, solve complex problems, and pursue social justice issues related to education. Goucher College is ideally located to be able to access internships in federal agencies and national non-profit organizations. In addition, this program has a strong connection with the Goucher Graduate Programs in Education. Students can take up to 12 graduate credits that count towards their undergraduate degree facilitating completion of the 4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching degree. 


Major Program Contacts
Mary Adkins, Department Chair

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Mary Adkins, Associate Professor of Education: special education, educational psychology

Frona Brown, Assistant Professor of Education: learning disabilities and fieldwork

Ann Marie Longo, Associate Professor of Education: reading, special education, assessment

Robin Wilson, Assistant Professor of Education: child and adolescent development, secondary education, math

Study Abroad

By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher education studies students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.

Goucher education studies students have participated in such study abroad programs as the Denmark International Study Program, the Multicultural Education in Costa Rica, Education in a Multicultural Israeli Society, and Township and Rural Education in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Visit the Office of Global Education for more information.

Opportunities & Internships

Internship Programs

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the education studies faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in education.


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Handshake — a website for job postings, events, resumes/cover letters, and career management.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.

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