Earn a Certificate in Technology in Education.

UMD is seeking teachers who are passionate about technology to join the inaugural Class of 2020. 

The University of Maryland is offering a new 4-course graduate certificate for teachers on integrating technology in education. Within a year, teachers will develop an expertise in teaching with emerging technologies. 

From July 2019 - June 2020, participants will take one class a semester (both online and hybrid) to get a hands-on understanding of integrating tech in the classroom.

Applications are due Monday, June 18, 2019

Scholarships: For our inaugural cohort, UMD is offering a 10% scholarship on tuition for all students. PGCPS teachers will also receive support for 1-credit of tuition each semester and an application fee waiver. Learn more about the financial support for PGCPS.

The certificate program in Integrated Technology in Education provides teachers with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in the ways technology can be used to enhance learning across K-12 classrooms. The program adopts hands-on teaching practices to:

  • Introduce the foundations and tools of using technology in education and learning with technology
  • Discuss data driven decision making in schools and classrooms; and social, cultural and ethical dimensions of teaching and learning with technology.

The program faculty are available to answer your questions. Please contact Dr. Diane Jass Ketelhut at djk@umd.edu.

Applications for the 2019-2020 program are due Monday June 18, 2019.

Applicants will need:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or graduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Applicants with international credentials must submit in the original language those academic records that are not written in English. Such credentials must be accompanied by an accurate and literal English translation.
  • One letter of recommendation that addresses the applicant's leadership potential, relevant experience, and ability to succeed in the program.
  • A statement of goals and objectives for pursuing graduate study. The statement must indicate both the applicant's practical experience as well as professional goals.
  • Where applicable, a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or IELTS combined score of 7.0 or higher.

Prince George County Public School Teachers should apply by contacting Ms. Furlow at cfurlow@pgcps.org. 

Students may apply some or all of the 12 credits earned for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate towards a Master's degree, with the approval of the student's advisor and the program. However, acceptance to begin the course of study for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate will not automatically guarantee admission to a degree program. Students will need to apply to and meet all requirements of the Graduate School and program to be accepted to the degree program.

Applications for the 2019-2020 program are due Monday June 18, 2019.

To Apply:

  1. Go to The Graduate School application.
  2. Click on “Create an Account” and set up a user name and password.
  3. Term of Entrance: Summer II 2019
  4. College/School: College of Education
  5. Program of Study: (Z126) Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)
  6. Degree: CERT GR
  7. Area of Interest: 1 = N/A, 2 = N/a, 3 = N/A
  8. Previous Education: Enter institutions you have attended (with 9 credits or more).
    1. Note: Unofficial transcript(s) Bachelors and Master’s and any institution with 9 credits or more must be uploaded into your application with degree conferred. If accepted into this program, an official transcript will be required by the graduate school by the end of the first semester of enrollment. Official transcripts should be sent to University of Maryland College Park, Enrollment Services Operation, 0130 Mitchell Building, College Park, MD 20742.
  9. Upload your statement of goals and objectives.
  10. Enter your recommender name and email address (required)
  11. Include a current resume
  12. Non-refundable Application fee $75.00.  

Prince George County Public School Teachers should apply by contacting Ms. Furlow at cfurlow@pgcps.org. Learn more at https://go.umd.edu/PGscholarship.

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Program Coordinator for Student Services Ms. Judy Foster at jfoster@umd.edu or (301) 405-2359.

For questions related to the courses or certificate please contact Dr. Diane Jass Ketelhut at djk@umd.edu or call 301-405-3135.

The faculty advisor assigned at the time of admissions to the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) provides academic advisement for graduate students.  For TLPL advising information, please contact Joy Jones, Coordinator of Graduate Studies by email at tlpl-admissions@umd.edu or phone at (301) 405-3118.

For our inaugural cohort, UMD is offering a 10% scholarship on tuition for all students. 

PGCPS teachers will also receive support for 1-credit of tuition each semester and an application fee waiver. To learn more about the financial support for PGCPS please go to the PGCPS Teachers Scholarships page

For details about the various types of financial assistance offered by the campus please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

There are also a number of fellowships and scholarships offered through the College of Education, the University, and through external sources which may provide tuition support and/or living allowance. Students must apply for these awards on their own, but the links that follow provide valuable information on searching for fellowships and scholarships.

For more information concerning fellowships and scholarships, please visit:

The program is comprised of four courses, all of which are required and will be completed in a single academic year.

Semester 1

Summer II Semester In-person

TLPL 602: Foundations of Technology in Education

Semester 2

Fall Semester

Online

TLPL 600: Teaching and Learning with Technology

Semester 3

Spring Semester Online

TLPL 603: Data-driven Decision Making in Schools and Classrooms

Semester 4

Summer I Semester In-person

TLPL 605: Social, Cultural & Ethical Dimensions of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Times & Locations

All courses will be offered as a hybrid or online course. With the exception of the first course, the times of the course meetings will be determined, in part, by the participants’ schedules.
The first course, TLPL602, will be offered as a hybrid course with some in-person meetings on Monday and Wednesday from 9-12:30 from July 8-August 16, 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobson’s online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues. 

For questions related to the application process, prospective students may contact the Program Coordinator for Student Services Ms. Judy Foster at jfoster@umd.edu or (301) 405-2359.

For questions related to program fees, please contact Robin Walukonis, the I&P Business Office, at rwalukon@umd.edu or 301-405-3607.

For questions related to the courses or certificate please contact Dr. Diane Jass Ketelhut at djk@umd.edu or call 301-405-3135.

POLICY 

Graduate students in the College of Education are responsible for meeting University and the Graduate School policy, and for meeting Program requirements. The Graduate Catalog is the official listing of Policies governing graduate education at the University of Maryland. The Schedule Adjustment Policy is available from the Office of the Registrar and provides information on adding and dropping courses, penalties, and refund schedules. 

HANDBOOKS 

The Graduate Student Life Handbook provides information on academics, campus resources, finances, health, job opportunities, and information on how to get involved as a graduate student.   

FORMS 

Graduate students are required to submit various forms at specific points in the program and as part of the degree clearance process. Please refer to Steps Toward Graduation to determine the steps and forms that are required. To access forms used by graduate students visit the Graduate Studies Forms page in Student Services.