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The College of Education provides two Master’s degree program options.  Our Master’s degree options are: Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) programs with thesis and without thesis.  Please view our list of offered programs as well as contact information click on the appropriate link(s) below. You may also visit our admission requirements webpage for information on applying, deadlines and required application materials.


List of Programs:

Counseling, Higher Education, and special Education:
Student Affairs
Earn your Master’s degree in Student Affairs which is widely recognized as one of the top programs in the field. Our program emphasizes the integration of scholarship and practice; as a student, you will study theories on student development and multicultural development. As a student you will participate in a student affairs apprenticeship and a counseling practicum. Coursework also requires classes on research methods and the successful completion of a Master's thesis (M.A.) or seminar paper (M.Ed).

The Student Affairs program prepares students for diverse careers in academic advising, student activities, multicultural programs and residential life offices at a wide range of institutions across the country. Our Master’s graduates move on to rewarding careers in higher education and student affairs administration that allow them to affect change in the student body they interact with on a day to day basis.


Student Affairs
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
HISA
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: December 1
International Student Deadline: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-9737
E-mail Contact: sagrad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Student Handbook] and [Program Site].


School Counseling
Earn your master’s degree through the School Counseling Master’s Program from U.S. News and World Report’s number one ranked program in the department of Counseling, Higher Educaction and Special Education (CHSE) for the fourtheenth straight year. This program will prepare you for a career in school counseling that will allow you to work with children at a variety of public and private elementary, middle and high schools as a School Counselor. The hallmark of the program is its primary focus on preparing professional school counselors who promote human growth and development in urban educational settings.

As a student you will receive a comprehensive overview on school counseling, and take courses on cross–cultural consultation, the family and social support system, group counseling in schools as well as a 100–hour supervised practicum and 600–hour supervised internship. Through your practicum and your internship you will be given the opportunity to develop counseling skills through direct interaction with clients. M.A. applicants will be required to complete a thesis.

Applicants considering this program will be subject to an in–depth interview by the program–selection team after submitting the traditionally required application materials.


School Counseling
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
COSC
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: 500 word Essay
Domestic Student Deadline: December 1
International Student Deadline: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-8384
E-mail Contact: cscott18@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Student Handbook] and [Program Site].


Higher Education
Earn your master’s degree with a concentration in Higher Education Administration in a program that is ranked 10th nationally by the 2016 U.S. News and World Report. This nationally recognized graduate program in Higher Education prepares students for leadership positions in higher education administration, policy analysis, and scholarship.

Students benefit from coursework with an emphasis on organization and administration, diversity in higher education, and development of research skills and knowledge. Students also benefit from internship experiences received within campus, regional, and Washington DC area assocations and policy-making organizations, as well as opportunities to engage in research projects and issue focused seminars

Applicants must meet the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education’s (CHSE) admission requirements. Of the three scores that comprise the GRE applicants must have at least one (verbal, quantitative, analytic) in at least the 40th percentile or higher.


Higher Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
HIED
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE or MAT (GRE score at 40th percentile; MAT at 40th Percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: December 1
International Student Deadline: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: Writing Sample
Phone Contact: 301-405-8384
E-mail Contact: cscott18@umd.edu


To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


International Education Policy

Earn your master’s degree in International Education Policy from one of the top 26 colleges of education in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. The International Education Policy (IEP) program offers is designed to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of today’s educational policy and practice. The focus is on the relation of education to economic, political, and social development in both developing and developed countries at local, national, regional, and global levels. The IEP program gives comprehensive attention to education, considering both formal schooling, from pre–school to higher education, as well as non–formal, adult, and community–based education.

This degree seeks to form professionals with the understanding of the complex array of issues concerning educational policies and practices in both developing and industrialized countries. It also seeks to form professionals who will join institutions working on projects that go from assistance to educational systems under times of crisis to efforts to improve educational curriculum and to the conduct of exchanges of students and academics across countries.

This 30–credit master’s degree allows students to specialize in one or multiple areas through the classes they chose. Classes like comparative education, political economy of education in the global context, as well as research methods are required. Specialization classes include issues like gender and education, education in East Asia, nonformal education, and world religions and their implications for education are offered. Students do have the option to do a master’s thesis.

Applicants must meet the Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education’s (CHSE)

admission requirements. Of the three scores that comprise the GRE applicants must have at least one (verbal, quantitative, analytic) in at least the 40th percentile or higher.


International Education Policy
Dept:
Program Cdoe:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
HIEP
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementaryt Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GREs or MATs minimum of 40th percentile
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: December 1
International Student Deadline: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: Writing Sample: Required
Phone Contact: 301-405-8384
E-mail Contact: cscott18@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please visit the [Program Site].


Special Education

These specialty programs are designed for individuals who are certified in special education or general education, who wish to earn a master's degree and advance their knowledge as a teacher, supervisor, or as an advocate for families.

Special Education Master' Speciality Programs
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education (CHSE)
EDSP
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: For M.A. GRE (Minimum 40th Percentile) For M.Ed. Praxis I Exam
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline:

MA: Fall: December 1; Final February 1
MEd: Fall: June 15

International Student Deadline:

MA: Fall: December 1; Final February 1
MEd: Fall March 1

Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-8384
E-mail Contact: cscott18@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].

Note:  When completing the online application for the MEd Certification programs, please select ALL Areas of Interests (Area of Interest 1 and Area of Interest 2 are required fields).  This will ensure your application file will be directed to  the appropriate admission committee for review.


teaching and learning, policy and leadership:
Arts Integration

Looking for a dynamic, culturally responsive and meaningful way to engage your students? Are you seeking best practices to maximize implementation of the Common Core?

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leadership with a focus in Arts Integration program is designed for students who are already certified teachers and are seeking a Master’s degree.  Through coursework, students will enhance their scholarly, creative and leadership capabilities by exploring new and innovative approaches to researching, designing, teaching and assessing arts integration content and processes within and across disciplines.

Our Arts Integration program is specifically designed to accommodate the academic teaching schedules of educators by offering flexibility for:

  • Completion in two to five years, depending upon the course load each semester
  • Candidates to conduct independent action research in their own instructional settings/ classrooms
  • Scheduling courses after school hours and in 3 to 6 week summer sessions (New Cohort begins Summer 2013)
  • Programs which are individually designed according to the needs and interests of each student.

News Article on Arts Integration

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].

Arts Integration
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: None
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline:

Fall - March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st

International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

 

English and Literacy Education
Earn your M.A. in English and Literacy Education from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16h in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This program provides an opportunity for advanced study for individuals planning to conduct research and to teach at the university, community college, senior high, middle/junior high, or elementary school levels with specialization in aspects of English language arts curriculum, teaching, student learning, and/or teacher education.

As part of this program, students typically build their backgrounds in supporting academic discipline areas (e.g., literature, written communication, language, theater, speech communication, rhetoric, media literacy, and/or reading) as well as deepen their professional knowledge and abilities in teaching, student learning, assessment, technology, curriculum design, and teacher development. Typical coursework includes trends in secondary education curriculum for English, theory and research in English Education, as well as other courses taken in departments such as English, Theatre, Human Development, Linguistics or Women’s Studies.

Applicants must meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s admission requirements.


English and Literacy Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline:

Fall: December 1: Final: March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st

International Student Deadline: Fall : December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Mathematics Education
Earn your M.A. in Mathematics Education from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This program provides an opportunity for advanced study for individuals planning to conduct research and to teach at the university, community college, senior high, middle/junior high, or elementary school levels with specialization in aspects of mathematics education, teaching, student learning, and/or teacher education.

Typical coursework includes trends in mathematics education, theory and research in mathematics education, as well as other courses.

Applicants must meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s admission requirements.


Mathematics Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume & Writing Sample: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: Preferred: December 1; Final: March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st
International Student Deadline: Spring: October 1
Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Middle School Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Earn your M.Ed. from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This is a 30–credit program intended for teachers already certified in elementary education and/or special education who are or plan to teach in mathematics classrooms at the middle school level. The current option with emphasis in mathematics education is a cohort–only program offered in partnership with the Mathematics Department at the University of Maryland and the Montgomery County and Prince George's County Public Schools.

Teachers interested in earning this M.Ed. will take courses of mathematics curriculum, pedagogy and student learning as well as research inquiry methods. Teachers will also take three content related courses focusing on algebra, geometry, data analysis and statistics. Other courses focus on assessment.

Applicants must be certified teachers interested in teaching mathematics at the middle school level. Applicants must also meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s admission requirements.


Middle School Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: PRAXIS
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall - March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st
International Student Deadline: Spring: October 1
Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Minority and Urban Education
Earn your M.A. or M.Ed. in Minority and Urban Education from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This program is specifically designed to provide graduate students with a broad base of knowledge about the education of minorities and of students in urban areas. This includes issues as the social and political context of urban schools, the practices and policies that govern urban teaching, and the education of ethnic, racial, cultural and language minorities in all settings. To that end, this program provides an explicit focus on the scope of issues confronting minority students in urban and other contexts. Opportunities for graduate students and faculty to form long–lasting relationships with school leaders and community educators and activists involved with the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE) also exist.

The Minority & Urban Education program prepares (M.A.––non thesis or M.Ed.) students to work as educators, curriculum specialists, researchers and teacher educators in schools and universities in urban school districts and districts with large minority populations.

Students enrolled in this program will take courses on research methods, culturally responsive strategies for urban schools, urban education, studying student learning in a diverse context as well as electives in African American Studies, Sociology or Urban planning, among others.

Applicants must have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, be in the 50th percentile for the GRE (for M.A. candidates only) as well as meet the traditional degree requirements for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. MA applicants are required to submit a writintg sample.


Minority and Urban Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: Preferred December 1; Final: March 1
International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Reading Education with Reading Specialist Certification
Earn your M.Ed. from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. The Reading Education M.Ed. prepares students to become future leaders in reading education as reading specialists; university and college research and teaching faculty; administrators, advisors, and consultants to literacy programs at state, regional district, and school levels, among other opportunities. This program conforms to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements for K–12 and is approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Students completing this program receive the M.Ed. degree and, with the successful completion of three years of classroom teaching experience, are eligible for certification from MSDE as reading specialists.

Teachers interested in becoming Reading Specialists must complete 33 credit hours beyond their bachelor’s degree. Courses in quantitative research methods, the foundations of reading, leadership in school–wide reading programs as well as clinical assessment in reading are required. The program also requires one seminar paper which is an in–depth review of literacy research on a focused topic.

This degree is intended for already certified teachers who seek to complete studies toward the master’s degree in education while completing requirements to qualify as a Reading Specialist. While candidates may begin this program during their first or second year of teaching, they are not eligible for Reading Specialist certification until they have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience.


Reading Education with Reading Specialist Certification
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: None
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall - March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st
International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Science Education
Earn your M.A. in Science Education from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This program provides an opportunity for advanced study for individuals planning to conduct research and to teach at the university, community college, senior high, middle/junior high, or elementary school levels with specialization in aspects of science education, teaching, student learning, and/or teacher education.

In addition to courses on research methods, students will take classes on trends in science education, the foundations of science education, as well as advanced coursework in science.

Applicants must meet the Department of Curriculum and Instruction’s admission requirements.


Science Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume & Writing Sample: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: Preferred: December 1; Final: March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st
International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].

World Language Education
Earn your M.Ed. from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. The WorldLanguage Education and Culture program offers two different 30–credit Master’s of Education Programs in Second Language. The first is a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in Foreign Language Education; the second is a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with Specialization in TESOL.

Teachers interested in earning these degrees will take courses on student learning, research foundations for teaching, practices and policies supporting teaching as well as leadership in schools and a professional development seminar.

Applicants interested in applying to the M.Ed. with specialization in Foreign Language Education must already hold an undergraduate double major in secondary education and foreign language, as well as certification or be an educational practitioner in local, post–secondary or international contexts.

Applicants interested in the M.Ed. with specialization in TESOL must be certified K–12 teachers in the U.S. who wish to develop a specialization in TESOL, or be a practicing or prospective teacher in US post–secondary or international contexts. Applicants will be considered without certification if they meet SLEC admission requirements.


World Language Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: None. PRAXIS I Only required for Certification Program
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: March 1
Spring - October 1; extended to November 1st
International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Teacher Leadership in the Schools
Areas of Concentration: (Art, Arts Integration, Elementary/Middle School, English, Mathematics, Minority and Urban Education, Science, Social Studies, Special Studies, TESOL, Schools World Languages)

Earn your M.Ed. from one of U.S. News and World Report’s top ranked departments (16th in 2016) in Curriculum and Instruction. This program supports already certified beginning teachers in developing their teaching, inquiry and instructional leadership. Applicants can choose from nine areas of specialization. The teacher leadership track emphasizes advanced professional development studies, which supports experienced teachers as accomplished professionals and instructional leaders.

Teachers interested in earning this M.Ed. will take courses on student learning, research foundations for teaching, practices and policies supporting teaching as well as leadership in schools and a professional development seminar. Depending on your area of specialization, you will also study pedagogy and content specific to your field of teaching.

The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership supports already certified beginning teachers in developing a sound common grounding in aspects of teaching, inquiry, and instructional leadership with specializations in:

Art Education
Arts Integration
Elementary/Middle School Education
English, Literacy, Education
Mathematics Education
Minority and Urban Education
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Special Studies
TESOL
World Lanaguages

Applicants to this program must be current teachers and must meet the Department of Curriculum and Instructions admission requirements.

Teacher Leadership in the Schools
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDCI
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: None
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: March 1
Spring - November 1
International Student Deadline:

Spring: September 15
Fall: February 1

Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Curriculum Theory and Development
"Earn your master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Development from one of the top 26 colleges of education in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. Students who specialize in Curriculum Theory and Development examine a broad range of theoretical perspectives that guide the work of curriculum deliberation, policymaking, and educational practice. The program offers a critical analysis of the various competing models for curriculum development and policy in educational institutions and education–related organizations.

Graduates from this program become scholars, researchers, and leaders in public schools, higher education, schools of nursing, industry, museums, hospitals, as well as in government and private educational agencies.

Students will take courses on contemporary social issues in education, education and society as well as comparative education. Other types of coursework include disciplinary, specialization, and research method courses. Courses focus on ways of revitalizing educational visions based upon interpretive, critical and postmodern perspectives. Students, through their coursework and research, consider a range of philosophical and practice questions central to curriculum deliberations: What should count as knowledge? Who controls the selection and distribution of knowledge? What knowledge is of most worth? How should curricular knowledge be made accessible to students? In what ways can we link curriculum knowledge to the biography and personal meanings of educators and students? How shall we treat others responsibly and justly in education? What traditions in the field exist to help us answer these questions? This is a 30– credit program that requires either a seminar paper or master’s thesis.

Applicants must meet the Department of Education Policy Studies admission requirements. Of the three scores that comprise the GRE applicants must have at least one (verbal, quantitative, analytic) in at least the 50th percentile or higher.


Curriculum Theory and Development
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDPS
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (GRE score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: March 1
Spring - November 1
International Student Deadline:

Fall: December 1
Spring: September 15

Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Education Policy
Earn your master’s degree in Education Policy from one of the top 26 colleges of education according to U.S. News and World Report. Students who specialize in Education Policy are given an opportunity to examine all aspect of education policy, including its development, its implementation, and its consequences for citizens, children, and educators. Although all students in the department take coursework in policy studies, this specialization provides students with an opportunity to develop a more in–depth program of study in the political, philosophical, economic, sociological, and legal analysis of education policies and practices.

Graduates from this program pursue positions as scholars, researchers, policymakers, policy analysts, and advocates for youth and educational leaders in private and public organizations.

Coursework examines the historic and current roles of federal, state, and local governments in shaping educational systems and processes; the distribution of educationally relevant resources and the consequences of those policies for educational equity; and the possibilities and challenges associated with school reform and institutional change. Specific attention in courses is given to current reforms and policies, including school finance litigation, school choice, competing models for school reform, and high–stakes accountability policies. This is a 30–credit program that requires either a seminar paper or master’s thesis.

Applicants must meet the Department of Education Policy Studies admission requirements. Of the three scores that comprise the GRE applicants must have at least one (verbal, quantitative, analytic) in at least the 50th percentile or higher.


Education Policy
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDPS
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (GRE score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline:

Fall: March 1
Spring - November 1

International Student Deadline: Fall - December 1st
Spring: September 15
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu


To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Socio–Cultural Foundations of Education
Earn your master’s degree in the Socio–Cultural Foundations of Education from one of the top 26 colleges of education in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. Students who specialize in Socio–Cultural Foundations of Education draw from a range of intellectual traditions to frame educational issues and investigate education policies and practices. Students develop theoretical knowledge and methodological skills in one or more discipline–based and educationally relevant fields of study, such as the economics of education, the history of education, the politics of education, the philosophy of education or the sociology of education.

Graduates from this program become scholars, researchers, and educational leaders capable of addressing critical national and international issues at all levels of government.

Students study major works in these areas, consider competing theoretical frameworks for the explanation of educational phenomena, and develop the intellectual skills required to critically examine a broad range of education policies and issues. Coursework provides students with opportunities to examine how culture shapes education systems and process, enduring social issues associated with the operation of educational systems, and how different disciplines have explained the functions of education in a democratic society.

This is a 30–credit program that requires either a seminar paper or master’s thesis.

Applicants must meet the Department of Education Policy Studies admission requirements. Of the three scores that comprise the GRE applicants must have at least one (verbal, quantitative, analytic) in at least the 50th percentile or higher.


Socio–Cultural Foundations of Education
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
EDPS
Application Process: Graduate School Application, then Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE (GRE score at 50th percentile)
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Required
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall: March 1
Spring - November 1
International Student Deadline: Fall: December 1
Spring: September 15
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3118
E-mail Contact: TLPL-grad@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Human Development and Quantitative Methodology:
Human Development
Earn your master’s degree in Human Development from one of the top 26 colleges of education in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. This program provides basic knowledge of neurobiological, cognitive, social, and personality development. Our department offers students a choice of three Master’s degree programs: (a) the Master of Arts with Thesis, (b) the Master of Arts without Thesis, and (c) the Master of Education (both an on-campus program and a Professional Development Outreach program).

The program requires 30–credit hours of coursework with classes taken in human development, educational psychology, and history and systems of human development. Students also take a quantitative methods course, classes on social bases of behavior, social development, biological bases of behavior. Other class options include infant development, achievement motivation, and special topics in human development. Master’s students have to complete a comprehensive examination and non-thesis students complete a seminar paper.

Applicants who wish to do a research-oriented degree in the field of Human Development but do not have extensive research experience, should apply for a Masters degree in Human Development with thesis. Masters students take many of the same courses as students in the doctoral program. Research experience is gained by conducting an empirical study to meet the thesis requirements. Applicants interested in a general Masters degree which will prepare you to work in a school– or agency– based education intervention program should apply either for the M. A. in Human Development without Thesis or for the M. Ed. in Human Development. The requirements for these two degrees differ only in the option of engaging in an experiential practicum or writing a seminar paper.

Human Development
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
EDHD
Application Process: Graduate School Application, and Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall Preferred- November 15, Final- June 1st;
Spring Preferred- August 30, Final- September 30
International Student Deadline: Fall- February 1st
Spring- September 30
Prerequisites: None
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-8432
E-mail Contact: humandev@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].


Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation
Earn your master’s degree in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from one of the top 26 colleges of education in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. The program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree. Graduates of this program pursue positions in government, educational institutions, and private industry.

Coursework combines content from statistics, measurement, evaluation, and related fields outside of the department (a maximum of 6 credit hours). There is a common core of required courses comprising quantitative research methods, classroom assessment and evaluation, and applied multiple regression analysis. A written comprehensive examination based on the core courses is required. Both thesis and non–thesis options are available in the Master of Arts program.

Applicants must meet the Program of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation’s admission requirements.


Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation
Dept:
Program Code:
Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
EDMS
Application Process: On-line Graduate School Application and Application Supplementary Form
Application Fee: $75
Transcript Required: Yes (Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5)
Standardized Testing: GRE General, International-TOFEL
Letters of Reference: 3 Letters
Resume: Optional
Personal Statement: Required
Domestic Student Deadline: Fall Preferred- December 1, Final- March 1;
Spring Preferred- August 30, Final- September 30
**Submit in Fall by Nov 5 to be considered for financial aid.
International Student Deadline: Fall - November 15
Spring- August 30 (preferred); Final: September 30
Prerequisites: Requires prior relevant coursework in quantitative methods and background in math, including calculus and linear algebra.
Miscellaneous: None
Phone Contact: 301-405-3621 (Dr. Gregory Hancock, Chair). May also contact any EDMS faculty member.
E-mail Contact: humandev@umd.edu

To learn more about the program please go to the [Program Site].