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

This is a program that leads to a Master鈥檚 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: Arabic, Chinese, French German, Latin, Italian, Russian, Latin and Spanish.

Reasons to Choose the M.Ed. at 金光佛论坛

  • Become a teacher in a critical needs area.
  • You can earn a Master鈥檚 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.

Find all the information you need about the program in .

An do not hesitate to contact us at anperez@umd.edu if you have any questions!

a. One of the following:

  • Option 1: 3.0 (or higher) GPA on their most recently earned degree 
  • Option 2: Qualifying scores on any one of the following assessments: 
  1. Praxis CORE (Reading 156, Writing 162, Math 150); or
  2. SAT (Combined 1100); or
  3. ACT (Composite 24); or 
  4. GRE (Combined 1000, or Revised General Test Combined 297).

b. International Students, one of the following: 

  1. TOEFL TOEFL 96 (Speaking 22; Listening 24; Reading 26; Writing 24) or 
  2. IELTS 7 (Listening 7; Reading 7; Writing 7; Speaking 6.5) 

 

TOEFL Official Scores: 金光佛论坛 requires TOEFL scores for applicants whose first language is not English. The requirement is waived for students who earned their bachelor's at an English-speaking university. TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the testing agency ETS to 金光佛论坛 (Institution Code: 5814).

The M.Ed Pathway appears under the Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) in the application. Please make certain to select the correct program and term for which you are applying. This will ensure the appropriate admission committee reviews your application.

Application Type:       Degree

Level of Study:           Master's

Intended Program:      Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI), M.Ed./Cert

Term of Entrance:       Fall/Spring 

Area of Interest 1:       World Languages Certification Program (On-Campus/2 yr)(WLCP)

Area of Interest 2:       World Language (target language)

It is the applicants' responsibility to make sure that all application materials have been acquired from the appropriate people and submitted to the correct persons or departments. Please note that insufficient documentation or failure to adhere to deadlines will delay or hinder your application from being processed. We highly recommend that you periodically verify that the 金光佛论坛 Graduate School received your application materials. Once we receive a complete application to the 2-year M.Ed Pathway, we will interview eligible candidates

金光佛论坛 Application Fee: The non-refundable application fee is $75 (subject to change). Make payments online at the time of application for your application to be "submitted."

Documents to Upload: Applicants must upload all the required documents before submitting the application. With any missing material, the reviewers will deem the application is incomplete. Documents required to upload are: 

  • Transcripts 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Resume 
  • Introduction to Foundational Competencies (FC) & Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) acknowledgement survey form
  • Basic skills test scores (if required). 

Please refer to the  for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of 鈥. International applicants, please visit the 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 tlpl-admissions@umd.edu.

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

For academic advising on the M.Ed. with emphasis in World Language Education with Maryland PreK-12 Certification, please contact Dr. Alejandro P茅rez Belda at anperez@umd.edu

Scholarships and Financial Resources: M.Ed students are eligible for scholarships! Best consideration for these scholarships is given to admitted M.Ed students who submitted their graduate school application by the November 1st M.Ed priority deadline.

COE Scholarships: The College of Education offers $1,500 scholarship awards to students. Criteria, details, and applications are available online here:

COE Critical Shortage Area Scholarships: COE has $3000 scholarships for incoming M.Ed candidates who are pursuing teaching in critical teacher shortage areas, or a $4000 scholarship for first generation students. An incoming M.Ed candidate in a critical shortage area does not need to apply for these scholarships and is automatically eligible for the award based on information provided on their application. Best consideration for these scholarships is given to admitted M.Ed students who submitted their graduate school application by the November 1st M.Ed priority deadline.


 

TEACH Grants: Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

  • Expected availability for math, science, foreign language, bilingual education, and other high-need areas.
  • Provided through the Department of Education
  • Must have at least a 3.25 GPA
  • Graduate student scholarships available for up to $8000
  • Must teach in a high-need school in a high-need field for a minimum of 4 years within eight years after finishing the program
  • For more information and to apply, see this

 

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program: After you have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive, complete academic years at a school that is considered low-income according to certain funding criteria under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, you may be eligible for teacher loan forgiveness. 

  • You must not have had an outstanding balance on a Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) or Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) loan as of October 1, 1998, or on the date you obtained an FFELP or FDLP loan after October 1, 1998. 

  • The loan for which you are seeking forgiveness must have occurred before the end of the fifth year of your qualifying teaching service.

  • You may not receive more than a total of $5,000 ($17,500 for certain highly qualified secondary math and science teachers, and elementary and secondary special education teachers) in loan forgiveness for outstanding principal and accrued interest for the same teaching service under both the FFELP and the FDLP.


 

Transition to Teaching Program: provides five-year grants to state and local educational agencies, or for-profit organizations, non- profit organizations, or institutions of higher education collaborating with state or local educational agencies. Program participants are teachers in high-need schools and districts.


 

Perkins Loans: provide low-interest loans to help needy students finance the costs of postsecondary education. Borrowers who undertake certain public, military, or teaching service employment are eligible to have all or part of their loans canceled. Grants- do not have to be repaid. Click the link below to learn more about grant programs available for eligible students pursuing postsecondary education. For more information, see


 

Financial Aid: The priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is February 15. 

For detailed information, see


 

For questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact the 金光佛论坛 Financial Aid Office at T. 301-314-9000

For more details about the various types of financial assistance offered by the campus please visit the  

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: 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobson鈥檚 online application鈥檚 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 tlpl-admissions@umd.edu

For program-specific questions, prospective students may contact Dr. Alejandro P茅rez Belda, Program Coordinator, anperez@umd.edu.