Carroll Community College and McDaniel College arrange transfer agreement for education degree programs

Carroll Community College and McDaniel College arrange transfer agreement for education degree programs
From left, McDaniel College Provost Julia Jasken, McDaniel President Roger Casey Carroll Community College President James D. Ball, and Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Carroll Rosalie Mince sign a transfer agreement for students seeking education degrees. (Courtesy Photo)

Education students at Carroll Community College — future teachers and administrators — will have an easier time continuing their education close to home at McDaniel College.

Administrators from the two colleges recently signed a new articulation agreement, making a “a seamless pathway for students to earn both an associate’s degree from Carroll and a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel,” according to a news release.


Students who have completed an associate’s degree at Carroll in Elementary Education or Elementary Special Education and have a 3.0 GPA will be guaranteed admission to McDaniel to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a minor in secondary education or PreK-12 education.

Students are also eligible to receive at least a $16,000 per year transfer scholarship.

The changes go into effect for the fall 2019 semester at McDaniel.

Education Department Chair at Carroll Community College Susan F. Sies said the transfer scholarship is an attractive incentive for students.

While the degree at Carroll is rigorous and transfers to all Maryland four-year Education programs, “This articulation provides a specific plan for degree completion, which makes students and parents very happy. Prospective students' parents often share how important it is for their son or daughter's coursework to transfer to their bachelor degree program. Students can hit the ground running when they transfer to McDaniel College and complete their bachelor's degree in four semesters,” she said.

Despite their close proximity, this is only the second transfer agreement established by Carroll and McDaniel, according to the release.

A previous agreement allows exercise science students at Carroll a pathway to the kinesiology bachelor’s at McDaniel. McDaniel is the only independent college or university in Maryland to offer the major and it is one of their most populated academic programs.

The presidents of the colleges were optimistic about the opportunities for students following the agreement and valued the partnership between the institutions.

Carroll’s President James Ball was quote in the release saying, “We are delighted at the opportunity this articulation agreement creates for our students at such a prominent institution as McDaniel College. Carroll students perform very well at other transfer institutions, and I am confident they will perform with distinction at McDaniel.”

McDaniel President Roger Casey was quoted saying, “McDaniel has a proud legacy of successfully training teachers and administrators, particularly in Carroll County.”

“Our longstanding partnership with Carroll County Public Schools provides our students with access to schools within the county to gain hands-on experience in the classroom early and often. Because of this, many of our students stay and work within Carroll County. It is only fitting that we further solidify our relationship with Carroll Community College as a way to further invest in homegrown teachers who know and understand the needs in our community.”

Rosalie Mince, vice president for academic and student affairs at Carroll, and Julia Jasken, provost at McDaniel, joined the presidents in signing the Memorandum of Understanding on March 13.

More information about the process to McDaniel is available at Information about the education programs for undergraduates is available at

More information about Carroll’s education program can be found at