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Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education (M.Ed.) - World Languages Education Specialization

This is a program that leads to a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) as well as eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education PreK-12 World Languages Certification to teach in elementary or secondary schools in the following languages: Chinese, French German, Latin, Italian, Russian, Latin and Spanish.

Reasons to Choose the M.Ed. at UMD

  • Become a teacher in a critical needs area.
  • You can earn a Master’s degree and become eligible for a teaching certification by completing only 36 credits.
  • Work with engaged and accessible faculty with solid content area expertise, widely known for their research and practice.
  • You will benefit from highly individualized advising, with detailed degree completion planning, research and internship guidance, and career counseling.
  • You will experience a teaching internship in a local K-12 classroom in various educational settings in immersion Elementary schools, Middle and High Schools.
  • You will be supported in your internship placement by experienced certified teachers, a university-based supervisor, and a content-based university coordinator.
  • You will be able to apply pedagogical theory, technology, and assessment to enhance instruction for diverse populations.

For all M.Ed. programs, applicants should select "Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)" for their Area of Interest in the application. 

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, please 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 Graduate Coordinator at (301) 405-3118 or

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the TLPL Graduate Coordinator at (301) 405-3118 or

For academic advising on the M.Ed. with emphasis in World Language Education with Maryland PreK-12 Certification, please contact Dr. Alejandro Pérez Belda at

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 the TLPL Graduate Coordinator at (301) 405-3118 or

Financial assistance for graduate study is generally divided into two categories: 

  • Merit-Based Assistance and 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. 

For more information concerning fellowships and scholarships, please visit: 

The College of Education Financial Aid & Scholarship webpage

The University's Scholarships webpage, and 

The Graduate School Student Fellowships & Awards webpage

Requirements for this program include the following:

  • Coursework: 36 credits, including 6–credit year-long Internship
  • Completion of Electronic Teacher Professional Assessment (edTPA) Portfolio 
  • Maryland Teacher Technology Standards (MTTS) Portfolio 
  • Completion of Seminar paper 
  • PRAXIS Core, GRE, SAT or ACT.  (Qualifying scores)
  • ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (Qualifying at Intermediate High Level) 
  • PRAXIS II Mandarin- Intermediate Mid- Level (or language of study)
  • Praxis II: World Language Pedagogy


Course Title 

Course # 

Recommended Semester 


Methods I: K-12 World Language Methods and Technology 

TLPL 445/688K 

Fall 2 

Advanced PreK-12 World Language Methods and Technology 

TLPL 450/688A 

Summer 1 

Teaching for Cross Cultural Communication 

TLPL 657 

Fall 1 

Student Assessment in the Second Language Classroom

TLPL 655 

Spring 1 

Content Area Reading  

TLPL 645 

Fall 1 

Reading, Cognition, and Instruction, Reading in the Content Areas 

TLPL 641

Spring 1 

Educational Psychology 

EDHD 460 

Summer 1 

Second Language Acquisition 

TLPL 662 

Fall 2 

Research Methods 
Quantitative Research Methods 

TLPL 691 

EDMS 645 

Spring 1 

Spring 1 


Practice and Theory in Teaching Second Language Learners 

TLPL 663 

Spring 2 

Internship in Education: World Languages 

TLPL 689 

Spring 2 

Total Hours: 




*We offer face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. 

Graduate Education Program Requirements

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

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at (301) 405-3118 or

For program-specific questions, prospective students may contact Dr. Alejandro Pérez Belda, Program Coordinator,

Deadlines vary by degree and program.  Please refer to the Graduate  School's application information.

Dr. Alejandro Pérez Belda,
Ying Zhang,



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. 


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


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.