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Faculty

Dean

Wiseman, Donna, Full Member

Associate Dean

McLaughlin, Margaret J., Full Member

Chair

Hultgren, Francine H., Full Member

Associate Chair

Croninger, Robert G., Full Member

O'Flahavan, John F., Full Member

Professor

Afflerbach, Peter P., Full Member

Chazan, Daniel, Full Member

Dreher, Mariam Jean, Full Member

MacSwan, Jeff, Full Member

McGinnis, James R., Full Member

Saracho, Olivia N., Full Member

Sullivan, Denis F., Full Member

Valli, Linda R., Full Member

Wiseman, Donna, Full Member

Associate Professor

Campbell, Patricia F., Full Member

Clark, Lawrence, Full Member

Elby, Andy, Full Member

Ketelhut, Diane Jass, Full Member

McCaleb, Joseph L., Full Member

O'Flahavan, John F., Full Member

Slater, Wayne H., Full Member

Turner, Jennifer, Full Member

Assistant Professor

Brantlinger, Andrew, Full Member

Brown, Tara, Full Member

Clegg, Tamara, Full Member

Hutt, Ethan, Full Member

Martin-Beltran, Melinda, Full Member

Peercy, Megan, Full Member

Walkoe, Janet, Full Member

Professor of Practice

Imig, David, Adjunct Member

Affiliate Professor

Redish, Edward F., Full Member

Affiliate Associate Professor

Benson, Spencer A., Full Member

Neuman, M. Delia, Full Member

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Silverman, Rebecca, Full Member

Visiting Associate Professor

Rolstad, Kellie, Adjunct Member

Assistant Clinical Professor

Baccus, Ayanna, Adjunct Member

Professor Emerita

Roderick, Jessie A., Full Member

Professor Emeritus

Campbell, Elwood G., Full Member

Davidson, Neil A., Full Member

Fey, James T., Full Member

Holliday, William G., Full Member

Johnson, Martin L., Full Member

Koziol, Stephen, Full Member

Layman, John W., Full Member

Associate Professor Emerita

Chambliss, Marilyn J., Full Member

Graeber, Anna O., Full Member

Heidelbach, Ruth A., Full Member

van Zee, Emily H., Full Member

Associate Professor Emeritus

De Lorenzo, William E., Full Member

Eley, George, Jr., Full Member

Henkelman, James H., Full Member

Williams, David, Non-Member

More EDCI Faculty Information




Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)   

Program Title and Classification

Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate Degree Program

College: Education

Abstract

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) merged with the Department of Education Policy Studies (EDPS) to form the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL). For more detailed and up-to-date information about programs and resources see the TLPL website at http://education.umd.edu/TLPL.

The programs related to Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) offer graduate study leading to the following degrees and certificates: Master of Arts (thesis and non-thesis), and Master of Education (M.Ed.). The Department offers a variety of programs individually designed to meet graduate students’ personal and professional goals which may include educational research, teaching, supervising, providing leadership as curriculum specialists within the disciplines, teacher education or consulting at all levels of instruction: elementary, secondary and higher education.

Areas of concentration include art education (M.Ed. only), elementary/middle school education, history/social studies education, English education, Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ALLE) - world languages education and teaching English as a second language (TESOL), mathematics education, minority and urban education, teacher education/professional development (doctoral only), reading education, and science education. The Department also supports three master’s degree programs for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in fields other than education and wish to become certified teachers. In addition, there is a six-course Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in literacy coaching designed to prepare experienced, highly qualified middle and high school teachers to serve as literacy coaches in low performing middle and high schools.

NOTE: This section includes information about the M.A. and M.Ed. programs previously associated with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; students interested in these programs should apply to EDCI, though TLPL now sponsors these programs. Students interested in the Department’s new Ph.D. program should go to Education: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the graduate catalog.

Admissions Information

M.A. admissions requirements

M.Ed. admissions requirements

M.Ed. (with certification) admissions requirements

See the description of the EDCI programs and admissions overview on the TLPL website for more detailed information: http://www.education.umd.edu/TLPL/.

Admissions and Deadline Notes:

Applications for the TESOL and Minority and Urban Education (MUE) M.Ed. programs are accepted for Fall only.

Summer admission is available for the MCERT program ONLY. For information about MCERT, please visit www.education.umd.edu/MCERT.

Applications for all other master’s programs are accepted for the fall or spring.

Information related to our PhD program is now listed under Education: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the graduate catalog

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 MarPlease visit the program website
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 FebPlease visit the program website


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.education.umd.edu/tlpl

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Literacy Coaching is a six week program designed to prepare experienced, highly qualified middle and high school teachers to serve as literacy coaches in low performing middle and high schools. It is a joint program between the University of Maryland (UM)/Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS City Schools)/Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)/Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) serving cohorts of selected middle and high school teachers.

 

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Specialization Options

Students can obtain Master's Certification in the following Master of Education specializations under the Curriculum and Instruction program.

1. Elementary Education: 42 credits required

2. Middle School Education: 42 credits required

3. Secondary English: 42 credits required

4. Secondary Social Studies: 42 credits required

5. Secondary Mathematics: 42 credits required

6. Secondary Sciences: 42 credits required

7. PreK-12 Art: 42 credits required

8. PreK-12 World Languages: 42 credits required

9. PreK-12 TESOL: 42 credits required

10. PreK-12 Physical Education: 42 credits required

11. Pre-K-12 Dance: 42 credits required

Other certification options: 

1. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with K-12 certification: 42 credits required

2. Reading Education with Reading Specialist Certification: minimum of 30 credits required

 

Beyond the successful completion of courses, students must demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. Students must either write and defend a research thesis, complete a seminar paper (non-thesis option) or a professional portfolio--requirement varies by specialization. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of study that is consistent with Departmental and University guidelines.

 

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Thesis option: 30 credits required

Non-thesis option: 30 credits required

Students choose one of the following specializations and complete the required coursework for that area. 

1. English and Literacy Education: thesis or non-thesis options

2. Mathematics Education: thesis only

3. Minority and Urban Education: non-thesis only

4. Science Education: non-thesis only

 

Master's degree requirements vary according to the area of concentration and the type of degree. Typically, programs require 30 to 33 credit hours, which includes a core research requirement and possible comprehensive examination.

Beyond the successful completion of courses, students must demonstrate high standards of scholarship and the ability to engage in independent research. Students must either write and defend a research thesis, complete a seminar paper (non-thesis option) or a professional portfolio--requirement varies by specialization. Your faculty advisor will help you develop a program of study that is consistent with Departmental and University guidelines.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

Faculty and students in the department work closely with area schools, colleges, universities, associations and other education-related organizations. Extensive resources in the Washington, D.C., area, including embassies and other international organizations, provide exceptional opportunities for internships and field experiences, research, and materials to enhance formal course experiences. Facilities that support graduate study include the Center for Mathematics Education, the Center for Science and Technology in Education, the Multicultural Research Center, and the Maryland Equity Project. Additional facilities in the College of Education include the Educational Technology Services Center and numerous Professional Development Schools in local schools districts.

Financial Assistance

A variety of sources are available for seeking financial assistance in the way of graduate assistantships, scholarships, fellowships and financial aid loans. For more information visit http://www.education.umd.edu/TLPL/admissions/financiad.html .

Contact Statement

For additional information and an admissions overview, please visit http://www.education.umd.edu/TLPL/admissions/overview2.html

Website

http://www.education.umd.edu/tlpl

Contacts

Joy Jones, Coordinator for TLPL Graduate Admissions and Student Services

Room 2311 Benjamin Building

College Park, MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-3118

Fax: (301) 314-9055

tlpl-grad@umd.edu

 

Associated Information

Keywords

Art Education; Elementary Education; English and Language Arts Education; Foreign Language Education; Mathematics Education; Minority and Urban Education, Music Education; Reading Education; Reading Specialist Certification; Second Language Education; Second Language Education and Culture; Science Education; Social Studies Education; Teacher Education; Professional Development; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; TESOL; certification; Master’s with Certification; Teacher Certification; initial certification; initial teacher certification; TESOL; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; ESOL; middle school mathematics; middle school science; middle school; Literacy; world languages; Chinese Teacher Certification; Applied Linguistics