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School of Education & Human Services

Sr. Particia Earl, Interim Dean

Welcome to Marymount’s School of Education and Human Services. Our primary goal is to prepare you to serve as an agent for positive change.Whether you want to work one-on-one with individuals or be a leader in the global community as a caring, reflective, and ethical practitioner grounded in both the theory and practice of your specific field of endeavor, the programs of the School of Education and Human Services are designed to support you in your learning and development.

Our School offers undergraduate programs in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice with Forensic Science, Education, Psychology, Sociology and graduate programs in Education, Forensic and Legal Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Pastoral and Spiritual Care, and School Counseling, including an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Well-regarded in the Washington metropolitan area, these programs feature strong curricula that balance research with best practice and a focus on career preparation.

Marymount’s location in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area means we can offer a rich variety of internships, leading to employment opportunities with the federal government, excellent school systems, regional and local human service agencies, first-class health care organizations, and major corporations.

Faculty lead students in service learning programs around the globe; you might choose to work with students with special needs in Costa Rica or visit military installations in Germany to learn about mental health issues of deployed individuals and their families. Future educators can complete part of their student teaching in other countries.

Our faculty members come to Marymount with outstanding backgrounds as practitioners in their fields. They combine scholarly pursuits with a strong service orientation, a commitment to the welfare of the diverse citizens of the local, national and global communities, and a passion for actively engaging students, both individually and collectively, in their pursuit of social, intellectual, and spiritual growth.

Please explore our programs in the School of Education and Human Services to learn more about us, as well as career options in your chosen field. And, please do not hesitate to contact any of us – including our excellent support staff - with any questions you may have.We are eager to support you in your educational journey.

Best wishes,

Lois T. Stover

Contact Information

School of Education and Human Services

Rowley Hall

Questions? Call (703) 284-1620

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Dr. Alice Lemira Young
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Dr. Young's most recent research interest looks at how assessment data is changing teacher education programs and the developmental levels of novice teachers.