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Distance Education & E-Learning
Master of Distance Education

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Distance learning has gained recent prominence and demand in the field of education. With an online master’s degree in distance education and e-learning from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll learn management strategies and gain practical experience to design and lead distance education programs with confidence. You'll develop essential skills in implementing distance learning technology, managing online faculty, and directing the business aspects of distance education programs.

Although the MDE is not intended as a teacher preparation program, it provides the theory, best practices, and background that are relevant for teaching and administration. You can make a difference by expanding learning opportunities for others.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher certification in Maryland.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, OMDE 601)

  • (3 Credits, OMDE 610)

  • (3 Credits, OMDE 603)

  • (3 Credits, OMDE 608)

  • (3 Credits, OMDE 606)

  • (3 Credits, DETT 611)

  • (3 Credits, DETT 607)

  • (3 Credits, DETC 620)

  • (3 Credits, DEPM 604)

  • (3 Credits, DETT 621)

  • (3 Credits, DEPM 622)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, OMDE 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you to lead, manage, develop, evaluate, and implement distance learning programs in a wide range of academic and training contexts.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Instructional Technology Integration
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


As the demand for classroom technology continues to grow, so does the need for experts who can optimize technology to help students achieve. With an online graduate certificate in instructional technology integration from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll gain advanced skills in curriculum development, instruction, and technology integration in pre-K through grade 12 education. Our online courses are developed with leaders in distance education to help prepare you to lead technology-rich learning environments with mobile learning, blended learning, selecting tools, media integration, and standards-based course design.

Program Highlights

in this program, you'll gain advanced skills in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, and leadership in pre-K–12 education. You'll have an opportunity to develop expertise in current and emerging instructional technologies, gain a deep understanding of the role of technology in the contemporary school, and lead change efforts to improve student achievement.

Required Courses

Courses must be taken in the order listed; sequential courses may be taken at the same time.

Foundation Course


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)
The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, INST 600)

  • (3 Credits, INST 605)

  • (3 Credits, INST 610)

  • (3 Credits, INST 615)
Career Preparation

This certificate is designed for pre-K–12 teachers, technology integration specialists, staff developers, and administrators who want to further their work in instructional technology at the classroom, school, and district levels.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
12
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The Master of Arts in Teaching at University of Maryland Global Campus can prepare you to leverage innovative educational technology and meet the needs of diverse learners in a wide range of secondary school environments. This program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who want to earn Maryland teaching certification in secondary education in subject areas including English, history, social studies, biology, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, computer science, Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin Chinese. If you are interested in teaching in a state other than Maryland, please see that state's department of education for certification requirements.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Each core and capstone course in the program includes in-person field experiences. In addition, the program culminates in a full-time, on-site teaching internship of at least 80 in-school days (approximately 18 calendar weeks), which you complete under the supervision of a mentor teacher who is certified in your content area and a university supervisor.

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, EDTP 600)

  • (6 Credits, EDTP 635)

  • (6 Credits, EDTP 639)

  • (6 Credits, EDTP 645)

Professional Internship


  • (6 Credits, EDTP 650)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you achieve Maryland teaching certification in the field of secondary education and can be helpful for becoming certified in other states.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
30
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Location restrictions apply
  • Program restrictions apply
  • On-site experiences in each course
  • 18-week teaching internship
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide an official transcript(s) in its original sealed envelope(s) demonstrating all of the following:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of a major in the content area for which certification will be sought (alternatively, and subject to UMGC approval, you can complete 30 credits in content-related courses)**
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in content area coursework

All applicants must also provide proof of qualifying test scores on the Praxis CORE Assessment, or alternatively a qualifying composite score on the Praxis I, SAT®1, ACT, or GRE. Titles and qualifying scores for these exams can be found at the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • Applicants looking to teach computer science who possess a degree or coursework older than five years must also take the Praxis II content exam for computer science (5652) and submit a qualifying test score (149) to apply to the MAT program, in addition to submitting a qualifying test score on any one of the Maryland basic skills tests.
  • **Foreign language applicants may be admitted without having a major or 30 credits in the particular language they wish to teach, but they must submit scores of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT) for the language as well as show a overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in their bachelor's degree and a qualifying score on any one of the Maryland basic skills tests.
Transcript Notes

Once we receive your application, transcripts, and test scores, we will notify you if you meet the admission criteria.

You must include official transcripts from your undergraduate degree-granting institution and any additional official transcripts from any graduate courses taken or graduate programs completed. The transcripts must be in their original sealed envelopes.

Although UMGC's Education Department makes the final determination regarding admission, you are encouraged to perform a self-assessment of your transcript. Use the following forms to help you analyze your transcripts and review the required standards for your preferred teaching specialty.

Transcript Review Forms

Teaching Standards

Basic Skills Test Scores

If you have already taken the Praxis Core, Praxis 1, GRE, SAT, or ACT exams, have your test scores sent directly to

UMGC Graduate Admissions
3501 University Blvd. East
Adelphi, MD 20783

Applicants who will be taking the Praxis exams should use the following code to send their transcripts directly: UMGC Praxis code RA5406

Applicants who will be submitting a copy of their SAT exam should use the following code to send their transcripts directly: UMGC SAT code 0551

Computer Science Applicants

Applicants looking to teach computer science who possess a degree or coursework older than five years must take the Praxis II content exam for computer science (5652) and submit a qualifying test score (149) to apply to the MAT program, in addition to submitting a qualifying test score on any one of the Maryland basic skills tests (see item #4).

MAT Application Deadlines

The Master of Arts in Teaching accepts applications for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • Fall
    • Application Deadline: August 15
  • Spring
    • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Summer
    • Application Deadline: April 15

1 SAT® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, UMGC.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

Special conditions may apply for residents of Kentucky.

Learn more about professional licensure as it relates to this program.

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