Graduate Department of Education

The department has three master’s degree programs currently. The Master of Arts in Teaching for Initial Secondary Certification (MAT), the Masters of Education in Instructional Technology (MEd) and the Master of Distance Education and E-Learning (MDE). The first two, the MAT and the MEd constitute for NCATE purposes the professional education unit because they prepare professional educators for roles in K-12 schools. The MEd has a certificate program on Instructional Technology Integration. This certificate program has been adapted for language teachers through UMUC’s partnership with American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

The third program, the MDE , which is aimed at professionals seeking to develop knowledge and skills related to management and training, does not have as its purpose the preparation of K-12 educators. This program is distinguished by its Technology-Enhanced Learning (CEL) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The MDE also has several specializations and certificate programs.

Call for Third Party Testimony

University of Maryland University College's (UMUC's) Department of Education in the Graduate School is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP) on October 25-28, 2015.

Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to UMUC's Department of Education (e.g., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review.No anonymous testimony will be considered.

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