REACH your educational goals by earning a dual certification in Elementary Education & Special Education

In 2023, Frostburg State University was awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Rural Educator for Appalachian Children (REACH), a teacher quality partnership project.

Over the course of the grant, 120 teacher candidates and 210 additional educators will graduate with the skills and expertise to serve approximately 10,000 students in high-need rural areas.

  • Educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and received program approval through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

  • Successful candidates (students) are eligible for Maryland’s initial certification in elementary education for grades 1-6 and in special education for grades 1-8.

  • Candidates will complete internships throughout the school year.

  • Candidates receive unwavering support from highly qualified Frostburg State University faculty and top public educators employed with partnering school districts during your internship and induction period.

  • REACH participants are supported during their first two years of teaching.

  • Frostburg State University is committed to delivering a high-quality education that is accessible and affordable to everyone. 

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Email: Phone: 301-687-3421



Dr. Kim Rotruck Associate Dean 

Dr. Kim Rotruck is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences. 

Dr. Boyce Williams

Dr. Boyce C. Williams is the Dean of the College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences.

Haley Boden, Project Coordinator

Haley Boden is the Project Coordinator.

Marne Troutman  

Marne Troutman is the Advising and Student Success Coordinator