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Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, Master of Arts (M.A.) - Technology, Learning, and Leadership Specialization

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.

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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 or (301) 405-3118.

INFORMATION SESSION about our Ph.D. and M.A. programs will be held on October 13, 2023, by zoom. Please email Kay Moon ( to receive updates.

For advising information, please contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at

For program-specific information, please contact Dr. David Weintrop at

For TLPL advising information please contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at

M.A Requirements applicable to all specializations are here. Note the flexibility; even if certain courses are suggested for your specialization, you can make substitutions with your advisor's approval.

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
  • TLPL 788X: MA Core: Research Methodologies and Educational Practice. 
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
  • TLPL 691:  Research Methods  (or equivalent course as negotiated with advisor)
  • TLPL 798: Special Problems in Education (Independent study with advisor, or alternative with advisor approval)

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
  Total Credits 30

Graduate Education Program Requirements

For questions related to the admissions process, students may contact Kay Moon, TLPL Graduate Coordinator, at

For program-specific questions, students may contact Dr. David Weintrop at

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


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.