This program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership with a specialization in Teacher Education and Professional Development. The Teacher Education and Professional Development specialization is designed to prepare students to become scholars in teacher learning and development. Courses examine research on varying approaches to teacher preparation; explore connections among teacher development, student learning, teacher leadership, curriculum, and school improvement; and analyze the broader socio-political context in which teacher education and professional development programs are embedded. Students explore the pedagogies used in different subject areas and in preparing teachers for ELs or special needs students with a particular focus on culturally relevant teaching at different school levels. 

For information on graduate admission please visit https://gradschool.umd.edu/education/edci-ma  

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 by email: tlpl-admissions@umd.edu or phone: (301) 405-3118.

For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the TLPL Graduate Studies Coordinator at (301) 405-3118 or tlpl-admissions@umd.edu

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 and The Graduate School Student Fellowships & Awards webpages.

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 Admissions Coordinator at (301) 405-3118 or tlpl-admissions@umd.edu

For program-specific questions, prospective students may contact Dr. Donna Wiseman at dlwise@umd.edu.