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Programs in Education and Training College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 82%18%
    student ratio
  • 224
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Varies by program
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered


Education and Training

Whether students are looking to change careers or advance in the fields of education, training, or human resources, UMBC's broad spectrum of education programs are bound to expand their professional opportunities, while fostering valuable career-building connections with faculty members and peers. Faculty members employ an innovative approach to teaching, combining real work experience with research, practical design, and technology. UMBC's graduates come from a variety of backgrounds and hold positions in federal, state, and local government; Fortune 500 companies; education institutions; and small businesses. Programs are available in "Instructional Design," "Instructional Technology," "E-Learning," "English as a Second Language," and "History Education."

Instructional Systems Development

UMBC's Instructional Systems Development (ISD) programs are for anyone who designs, delivers, supports and measures training, learning or performance within an organization. Students complete professional portfolios as part of their program requirements, and may use their own organizations as the "client" organizations. They learn to leverage newly acquired skills, making them more valuable to employers.

Graduates work as trainers, instructional designers, instructional technologists, eLearning developers, training managers, and more.

MA in Instructional Systems Development -- Training Systems

This Master's program consists of 12 courses, including 5 electives, and can be completed in as little as 2 years -- making it ideal for career-changers as well as professionals seeking advancement.

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Systems Design

This certificate provides the student with a systematic model for creating instruction. Coursework is applicable to business and industry training, education, and public service.

Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology

This certificate is designed for multi-media developers, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and trainers interested in learning the latest multimedia and web-based development tools used to create computer and web-based instruction.

Graduate Certificate in Distance Education

As the cost to deliver face-to-face instruction continues to rise, trainers and educators are turning to technology to distribute training and development. Here, students learn to design effective online training and instruction for both corporate and educational settings.

ESL Training

Established in 1979, UMBC's internationally renowned TESOL curriculum is designed to train both prospective and experienced teachers of ESL and EFL. The accomplished and celebrated faculty brings students a program with strong theoretical and practical foundation. This program offers online and face-to-face options. Whether students are ESOL teachers in the school system or traveling abroad to teach English in other countries, UMBC's TESOL program equips students with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.

ESL Training

Master of Arts in TESOL

The Master's program in TESOL is designed to train both prospective and experienced teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Students receive strong theoretical and practical foundations in applied linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL methods, testing, cross-cultural studies and curriculum development.

Graduate Certificate in ESOL

The Graduate Certificate in ESOL consists of 4 graduate level courses (2 required and 2 elective). Courses may be taken online or face-to-face, and may be scheduled at a pace to suit individual situations. This certificate helps prepare students for a wide variety of teaching careers, including teaching English as a second or foreign language in colleges and universities, administering and teaching in ESOL and bilingual programs in K-12 schools, working with refugee and immigrant groups in adult education programs, and working with international ESL/EFL programs.

Non-Degree Training - Center for History Education

UMBC offers non-credit training for public school teachers in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Courses are taught in cohorts and available through summer institutes and in-service workshops. Focused on strengthening teaching of history through professional development programs and resources, the Center for History Education offers teachers resources for use in the classroom. Interested students can find out more about the non-degree programs in history education by contacting the school.

Center for History Education

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Programs in Education and Training

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD



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