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Management: Community College Policy & Administration
Doctor of Management

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


Designed for college faculty and administrators who aspire to lead effectively and advance in administrative careers, the Doctor of Management in community college policy and administration at University of Maryland Global Campus offers exceptional scholarship, intimate cohorts, online courses, short residencies, distinguished faculty, and dissertation support in a program that can be completed within three years.

You'll work together in the same group of about 15–20 students throughout the entire program and build a virtual community developed and led by current and former community college presidents and senior executives.

With a highly respected credential, sophisticated knowledge, and an accomplished dissertation, you'll emerge from the program with the tools to transform student achievement and successfully guide community colleges into the essential role they will play in the future of higher education.

Please email Monica Graham if you have any questions about the program.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Required Courses

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, CCPA 810A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 810B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 800A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 800B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 830A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 830B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 821A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 821B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 841A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 841B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 851A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 851B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 861A)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 861B)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 890)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 891)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 892)

  • (3 Credits, CCPA 893)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to develop community college faculty and administrators and other professionals who are interested in becoming transformational leaders and advancing in senior-level careers in community colleges, state or federal agencies, or related not-for-profit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have work and prior management experience in a community college or other higher education institution, government agency, or business. You will need doctoral-level academic reading and writing skills before entering this writing-intensive program. We recommend
(0 Credits, UCSP 605) for students who want to improve their writing skills.

Total Program Credits
54
Transfer Credits
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Program restrictions apply
  • On-site residency required
Tuition Per Credit
  • $1,087 per credit
Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is competitive and is based on a combination of all requirements. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Please note: We are admitting a new cohort in spring 2022. After this, new cohorts begin in the fall term only.

All applicants will be pre-screened by DMCCPA faculty/staff based on the qualifications in the bulleted list below. Applicants who pass the pre-screen process will be required to interview (30 minutes; via phone or teleconference) with the DMCCPA admissions committee, which will use a common interview guide and will be comprised of faculty members, a staff member, and the program director. Final admissions recommendations will be based upon evaluation of written submissions and interview recommendations from faculty.

You must submit the following materials:

How to Submit Your Application Documents

  • E-mail your resume and writing prompt responses to admissions@umgc.edu.

  • If your previous institution needs to send transcripts electronically, please follow our guidance on submitting transcripts.

  • If you are mailing your transcripts by U.S. Postal Mail, UPS, FedEx, or DHL, please use the following address:

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

All materials are due by the doctoral program application deadline:

  • Spring: November 15, 2021

  • Fall: July 1, 2022

In your personal statement, you must

  • Explain how your professional managerial, supervisory, and leadership experience and academic background make you an ideal candidate for doctoral study (one page)
  • Describe your specific area of management interest, and explain how conducting research in this management area will help you fulfill your career objectives (one page)
  • Describe your future career goals upon completion of this program (one page)
  • Include in-text citations throughout your personal statement, where applicable
Military-Specific Details

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

State-Specific Details

Not available to residents of the following states: MD.

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Learning Design & Technology
Master of Science

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


With an online master's degree in learning design and technology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll learn how to use emerging technologies, learning analytics, and learning theory to design adaptive and personalized online learning experiences. In this program, you’ll explore, develop, and integrate digital media, new pedagogical approaches, and online interactive resources to give students greater access to education and prepare them for success.

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


  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses


  • (6 Credits, LDT 610)

  • (6 Credits, LDT 620)

  • (6 Credits, LDT 630)

  • (6 Credits, LDT 640)

  • (6 Credits, LDT 670)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in learning environment design using digital pedagogy, emerging technologies, and data analytics.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have a background in teaching, education, or professional development as well as basic experience in word processing. We recommend
(0 Credits, ASC 601) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Exactly 6
Format
  • All courses available online
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
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, 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)
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, 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
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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