MA.Ed. Instructional Systems Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
I am currently in the process of completing my MA. Ed. in Instructional Systems Development from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I intend to graduate August 2017 with a 4.0 GPA.
I also have a certificate in Instructional Technology and Instructional Systems Development, earned in May 2017.
Prior to my enrollment, I was not sure what education I wanted to pursue. After completing the first two Instructional Design courses and the first Instructional Technology Application course, it became clear that Instructional Design is a great fit for me. I thoroughly enjoy the analysis, design, and development phases of Instructional Design, and am eager to learn more.
Continuing Education, Anne Arundel Community College
During the Summer of 2013, I decided to take two creative writing courses at Anne Arundel Community College.
While the courses I took did not award me graduate credits, I enjoyed expanding my knowledge just for the fun of it. I have always enjoyed writing, and I found that taking the courses helped me to be creative.
I learned that even in the most creative fields, it is important to logically plan out ideas before beginning. Perhaps one day I will write and publish my own work of fiction.
B.S. Mathematics-Secondary Education, East Stroudsburg Unversity of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude
I completed my B.S. in secondary education, Mathematics from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsyvlania in 2011.
My experience at East Stroudsburg was unique. Many students don’t like the requirement to take the general education courses to earn a degree, but I appreciated the ability to branch out and learn more about different fields. I discovered I enjoy topics such as meteorology and astronomy, and they have since become hobbies of mine. I was able to take a creative writing course and acting course, which I believe has helped me become a better communicator and facilitator.
In the Spring of 2009 as part of a Mathematical modeling course, I helped to research East Stroudsburg University’s commuter and non-commuter population to analyze their carbon footprint. From there, with a team of fellow classmates, I formulated a model of the commuter and non-commuters’ carbon footprint using Microsoft Excell and SPSS. Finally, I collaborated on developing an action plan to decrease the University’s carbon footprint, such as alternative bus routes, incentives for students and faculty to carpool, and ideas for implementing hybrid, low emission or no emission transportation throughout campus.
In the Fall of 2010 as part of a Statistics course, I lead a small group of team members in a study on Pennsylvania and Maryland Public School Students’ SAT scores using SPSS to graph and analyze the data.