World Languages Education, Master of Education (certification, M.Ed.)

This is a two-year program that leads to a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) as well as eligibility for Maryland State certification to teach World Languages (WL) in PreK-12 public school settings. We align the program to meet the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) teacher certification requirements. The program includes: coursework, a year-long internship component in elementary/middle and secondary settings, completing the edTPA portfolio, completing the ISTE portfolio, and writing a graduating seminar paper. 

The 2-year M.Ed Pathway has a long and rich tradition as an intensive graduate teacher- preparation program. In two years, students complete 36 credits of graduate coursework and a year-long internship.  Our students graduate with a Master's degree from a nationally-ranked public university and eligibility for Maryland-state certification.

Non-thesis only: 36 credits required

In addition to the course requirements, students must complete the following non-course requirements:

• Students must pass the Basic Skills Examination
• Students must pass the Praxis II Examination(s)
• Students must pass the ACTFL Examination(s)

Course Title Credits
Student Learning in Diverse Settings (3 Credits)
TLPL657Cross-Cultural Communication and Multilingual Learners3
or TLPL656 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners
Research Course (3 Credits)
TLPL691Research Methods3
Practices & Policies for Second Language Education (18 Credits)
TLPL445Methods I: K-12 World Language Methods and Technology3
or TLPL695 Methods I: K-12 World Language Methods and Technology
or TLPL665 Methods for Teaching Multilingual Learners
TLPL450Advanced K-12 World Language Methods and Technology3
or TLPL696 Advanced K-12 World Language Methods and Technology
TLPL641Reading, Cognition, and Instruction: Reading in the Content Areas I3
or TLPL660 Foundations of Literacy and Biliteracy Development
TLPL645Content Area Reading3
or TLPL661 Multiliteracies: Theory and Practice
TLPL655Assessment and Language Education3
or TLPL646 Linguistics in Education
TLPL662Second Language Acquisition3
or TLPL664 Foundations of Second Language Education: Legal, Social and Historical Trends and Issues
Professional Development (6 Credits)
EDHD413Adolescent Development3
TLPL678Professional Seminar in Education3
Internship (6 Credits)
TLPL689Internship in Education6
Total Credits36