The Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland is a 30 credit Master of Education in Human Development program, with courses offered primarily face-to-face at the Universities at Shady Grove and on-line. At Maryland, we have been working hard to revamp our human development curriculum to reflect the latest research and topics. The Fall 2023 Masters of Education in Human Development Cohort program at The Universities at Shady Grove will be accepting applications now through June 2023, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The two-year M.Ed. cohort program begins in August 2023. For more information and to get on the interested applicant list for updates, email Dr. Lauren Trakhman at email@example.com.
This program embodies a cohort model, wherein groups of applicants are admitted each fall semester, and progress together through the two-year sequence of courses. The program focuses on theory and contemporary educational research related to child and adolescent social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development, and the translation of that research into principles of instructional practice that positively influence students' academic achievement, motivation to achieve, and school adjustment in education settings. There is a strong programmatic emphasis on diversity and the impact of individual differences on educational outcomes. Past students are typically in-service, certified teachers or counselors who wish to study developmental influences on school achievement, but we welcome applications from anyone who is interested in studying the program content.
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“The goal of this essay is to get to know you as an individual and as a potential graduate student.” We recommend that this statement follow these guidelines, and include:
Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application: Purpose Statement, recommendation letters, transcripts, GRE scores (optional) and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for international graduate students. The Educational Testing Service is offering the GRE General Test online. Please visit here for more information: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/at_home
The Graduate School Application portal, gradapply.umd.edu, can be used to apply to UMD and review the status of your application. Graduate faculty in the Academic Department you applied to will review your completed application for graduate admission.
The department offers an on- and off-campus program. To ensure you apply for the off-campus program, once you arrive to the “Educational Intent” section of the application:
- For area of intent, please select for the degree: Masters, then Human Dev. M.Ed., then select term (i.e., Fall '22).
- Then, in area of interest, please select Masters in Human Development (off-campus).
If you need additional assistance, please contact Jannitta Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 405-8432.
The Graduate School's list of Frequently Asked Questions is a helpful resource as you navigate the admissions process.
For other questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application, please contact:
Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). Please contact:
Jannitta Graham, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
At Maryland, we have been working hard to revamp our human development curriculum to reflect the latest research and topics. The Fall 2022 Masters of Education in Human Development Cohort program at The Universities at Shady Grove will be accepting applications now through June 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The two-year M.Ed. cohort program begins in August 2022. For more information and to get on the interested applicant list for updates, email Dr. Lauren Trakhman at email@example.com or Ms. Jannitta Graham, HDQM Graduate Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.