ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Education at Goucher?

The Goucher College 4+1 — B.A./Master of Education (M.Ed.) answers the urgent needs of today's teachers by integrating theoretical and practical coursework across various areas of specialization. The B.A./M.Ed. 4+1 program is open to current Goucher undergraduate students pursuing a secondary education certification and content specific degree.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

The Goucher College 4+1 — B.A./M.Ed. dual degree program meets the need of today’s teachers and their students by offering a 21st-century curriculum responsive to the challenges that educators and school administrators face every day. You will understand the needs and motivations of students and help them overcome obstacles to learning within their environments, educators and other concerned adults need specialized training.

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 you develop those who think critically, solve complex problems, and pursue social justice issues related to education. The program is designed to equip you with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to facilitate and support student success.

Program Curriculum

Students within this program will complete the requirements to obtain their content specific degree at the undergraduate level, while taking courses to obtain the secondary education teaching certification. This includes 12 graduate education credits that count towards both the B.A. and M.Ed. degrees to finalize the secondary education certification requirements in accordance with the Maryland State Department of Education.

Once a student has completed the B.A. degree, they will matriculate fully into the graduate program to complete the remaining curriculum requirements for the M.Ed. degree.

Note: this has potential financial aid implications. For more information, read below or contact

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing this dual degree option are eligible to begin taking graduate courses during the first semester of their junior year and can take up to 12 graduate education program credits that will count towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Once the student has reached the 12-credit limit, they will only be able to take graduate courses towards program completion after they have completed their undergraduate degree.

To be eligible to take graduate education courses, students will first need to complete the dual degree application.

Application Process

Current Goucher undergraduate students interested in pursuing a B.A./M.Ed. 4+1 program need to complete the dual degree application.

Once the application has been completed, the graduate admissions office will review the application and inform the applicant of the decision and appropriate next steps. Application review will be conducted within 3-5 business days.

We encourage interested undergraduate students to apply during the second semester of their sophomore year. As part of the application process, students will need an endorsement from their undergraduate education advisor.

Note: undergraduate students will need to apply and be accepted before they can take a graduate education course.

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Have Questions?

Visit the The B.A./Master of Education (M.Ed.) Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.