The M.A. with Specialization in Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) at Maryland provides highly qualified students with Bachelor’s degrees who are considering proceeding to the Ph.D. with inter-disciplinary program options grounded in research, theory, and best practices available in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership and other departments in the College of Education.
Relevant course work may be taken in American Studies, Anthropology, Classics, Communication, English, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Theater, Women’s Studies and other departments at Maryland.
The M.A. in English Literacy Education in LLSI has three areas of emphasis:
b.) Language, Education, and Society; and
Please refer to the Guide to Applying for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of Frequently Asked Questions. International applicants should visit the International admissions webpage for additional information.
For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application please contact the TLPL Coordinator of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 405-3118.
Financial assistance for graduate study is generally divided into two categories:
- Merit-Based Assistance Need-Based Assistance
- Fellowships and Scholarships Loans
- Graduate Assistantships
For more 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.
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Relevant coursework may be taken in American Studies, Anthropology, Classics, Communication, English, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Theater, Women’s Studies and other departments at Maryland.
English and Literacy Education, MA Thesis Option
Minimum of 30 Credit Hours of Master’s Study
TLPL 788: Foundations of Education Inquiry: Core I. Required of all MA students. Focus on research methods and critique. (Similar to TLPL 771: Theory and Research on Teaching).
Recommended: TLPL 636: Trends in Secondary School Curriculum: English
TLPL 637: Communications and the School Curriculum
TLPL 640: Assessing, Diagnosing, and Teaching Writing
TLPL 730: Theory and Research in English Education
TLPL 731: Theory and Research in Written Communication
TLPL 830: Seminar in English Education (offered every other year)
Other courses may be taken with advisor approval from following departments: English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, American Studies, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Communication, Linguistics, History, Classics, Theater, Film, Hearing and Speech, Journalism, Human Development, Philosophy or other departments relevant to the student’s concentration.
TLPL 691: Research Methods or equivalent course as negotiated with advisor
Electives may be taken with advisor approval from the following departments: Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership; English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, American Studies, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Communication, Linguistics, History, Classics, Theater, Film, Hearing and Speech, Journalism, Human Development, Philosophy or other departments relevant to the student’s concentration.
Thesis Research Credits
TLPL 799: Master’s Thesis Research
Mariam Jean Dreher
Megan Madigan Peercy
Ebony Terrell Shockley
CATALOG AND POLICIES
Graduate students in the College of Education are responsible for meeting University and the Graduate School policy, and for meeting Program requirements. See the Graduate Catalog and Graduate 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.
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.