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

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

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

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,