Who we are

The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) is one of three departments within the College of Education. Departmental programs encourage thoughtful and responsive explorations of education policies, practices and related social issues.

The Department offers undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and graduate study leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) (thesis and non-thesis options), Master of Education (M.Ed.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

The Department is structured around three Divisions (Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL); Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI); Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education (STME) housing the programmatic areas. Please click on any of these three divisions of the Department to navigate to the resources you need.

The Division of Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) prepares aspiring researchers, teachers and leaders to advance teaching and learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts.

MCERT, Master of Education (M.Ed.) with Certification

Areas of Specialization: Art; Dance; Elementary Education; English; Middle School Mathematics and Science; Mathematics; Physical Education; Secondary Sciences (Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth/Space Science, Physics); Social Studies; TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish)


Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI), Ph.D. with the choice between two areas of focus:

The University of Maryland Writing Project


The Division of Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education offers multiple undergraduate and graduate mathematics and science teacher education pathways for prospective STEM teachers. STME also offers high-quality master's and doctoral-level preparation for mathematics and science education researchers, teacher educators, school and university administrators, and policy makers.