This program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership with a specialization in Technology, Learning, and Leadership. The Technology, Learning, and Leadership specialization is designed to prepare students to become scholars and leaders in the study and design of learning technologies. This specialization is truly cross-disciplinary, drawing together students with diverse interests in teaching and learning, policy and leadership, but who share a focus on exploring the impact of technology on education. Faculty members who are affiliated with this specialization have research interests and expertise in virtual worlds for learning, design methodologies, learning sciences, and online learning. Faculty members situate their work in a variety of fields including science education, young people’s identity development, and education policy and evaluation.

For information on graduate admission please visit https://gradschool.umd.edu/education/edps

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 Coordinator of Graduate Studies at tlpl-admissions@umd.edu or (301) 405-3118.

Note: The structure of the TLL MA program is designed to provide flexibility for students based on their interests and goals. As such, there is flexibility within the structure, this chart outlines one possible pathway through the program. Upon admission, you will be able to work with your advisor to customize your course schedule.

  Minimum of 30 Credit Hours of Master’s Study Credit Hours
Core
  • TLPL 788X: MA Core: Research Methodologies and Educational Practice. 
3
Specialization Credits
  • TLPL 702: Theories of Learning and Leadership with Technology
  • A second 700-level TLL course (e.g. TLPL 708X: Special Topics in Technology, Learning & Leadership, or TLPL 703: Research on Technology in Education)
  • Two additional courses on topics related to technology and some aspect of teaching and/or learning. These classes may be within TLPL but can also be taken outside the department as long as the meet the criteria of being related to technology and
12
Research
  • TLPL 691:  Research Methods  (or equivalent course as negotiated with advisor)
3
Capstone
  • TLPL 798: Special Problems in Education (Independent study with advisor, or alternative with advisor approval)
3
Electives

3 courses from the following:

  • 600- and 700-level courses in the College of Education. The classes can be from a range of topics and need not be technology specific (e.g. Assessment, Equity, Leadership, Policy, Research Methodologies)
  • Relevant courses from departments outside of the College of Education, such as the School of Information Studies (iSchool), Computer Science, Psychology, or Sociology
9
  Total Credits 30

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 Coordinator of Graduate Studies at (301) 405-3118 or tlpl-admissions@umd.edu

For program specific questions, prospective students may contact Dr. David Weintrop at weintrop@umd.edu.

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.

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.