Educational Studies Department
235 Goodpaster Hall
Organization Description

St. Mary’s offers both a minor in Educational Studies, as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching program that leads to Maryland Teacher Certification.

August 26, 2021
An article authored by Associate Professor and Chair Kelly Y. Neiles (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Professor Katy Arnett (Department of Educational Studies) has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education and selected to be part of the American Chemistry Society’s Editor’s… Find Out More
February 24, 2021
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Kelly Neiles, along with colleagues at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, have accepted an invitation from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to participate in an Inclusive Excellence Learning Community. The award includes $30,000… Find Out More
December 3, 2020
This spring 2021, St. Mary’s College will begin offering a special education minor in the educational studies program. With the special education minor, students will be eligible to apply to the SMCM Master of Arts in Teaching program with certification in elementary/middle school special education… Find Out More
November 19, 2020
Visiting professor of educational studies and alumna Janet Varner ’91 has had an article published in Inside Higher Ed titled “From the Inside Out: Reflecting on a Dual Lens,” about how insights from higher education and K12 education can be used to improve each, especially during hybrid and online… Find Out More
October 20, 2020
This Friday, October 23, Katy Arnett, professor of educational studies, is delivering the opening keynote for the (virtual) 2020 Languages Without Borders conference, a joint endeavor between the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers and the British Columbia Association of Teachers of… Find Out More
August 26, 2020
Professor of Physics Josh Grossman and Professor of Educational Studies Angela Johnson were recently awarded a $24,749 grant from the American Physical Society to participate in the APS project titled: PhysTEC: Building a Solution to the National Physics Teacher Shortage. The grant is pass-through… Find Out More
March 10, 2020
Katherine Koch, associate professor of educational studies, has published a new textbook titled “EMS Response to Patients with Special Needs: Assessment, Treatment, and Transport” (Fire Engineering).


The textbook is the first comprehensive resource of its kind to address the emergency… Find Out More
February 12, 2020
The Office of the President presents “Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton” on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The event, co-sponsored by the VOICES Reading Series, is free of… Find Out More
January 27, 2020
Emily Rudo ’23, an environmental studies and public policy studies double major, educational studies minor from Howard County, Maryland, was one of four invited panelists at the biennial NOAA Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Forum held on January 22, 2020, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Rudo… Find Out More
January 23, 2020
Misty Frantz and Kate Shirey of the Career Development Center, and Janna Thompson, assistant professor of educational studies, have been selected for a poster presentation at this year’s AAC&U Diversity, Equity, & Student Success Conference. The focus of their presentation is “Academic… Find Out More