At the University of Maryland College of Education, we believe that everyone should become better informed and play a role in improving our communities. Civic engagement has the potential to help students develop their capacities for understanding their role in complex social, economic, and political systems. 

#EdTerpsVote

Through our new campaign #EdTerpsVote, COE is providing resources and information to our community members on how they can maximize their impact, stay informed, stay involved, and exercise their right to vote. We are hosting a series of virtual events, including teacher preparation workshops on how to teach civic engagement in the classroom. We're partnering with local organizations to explain the impact of voting on K-12 and higher education. Our students, faculty and staff have shared videos across multiple digital platforms on why they vote. And we are collaborating with peers throughout UMD's campus to elevate our civic engagement goals and encourage everyone to 'Get Out and Vote!'

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Get Out the Vote! 

Check here to learn about volunteer and on-the-ground support opportunities for the 2020 election.

All Marylanders: Consider signing up to be an election judge. Contact your local board of elections for information on registration and training. Information on leave for staff who serve as election judges can be found at Administrative Leave for State Employees Serving as an Election Judge.  Please work with your supervisor to schedule time to serve as a volunteer.

COE faculty, staff and students:  Sign-up to volunteer at UMD's own XFINITY Center via this link. Join other Terps in this effort for Early Voting (Oct 26 - Nov 2) or on Election Day (Nov 3). Instructions will be provided upon your arrival. Please join College of Education colleagues who've already signed up -- and note that you're from the College of Education (please use EDUC or write out "College of Education")!

Upcoming Events

Check here for updates on voting related virtual events.

Past Events

October 15 - Teaching About Voting and the 2020 Election: A Workshop for Secondary School Teachers