Faculty Handbook

At the Education Department in the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), we strive to ensure our faculty receive the teaching experiences they are diligently pursuing. 

A number of important ingredients go into faculty success. Our experience is that those who participate actively are more successful in the classroom and get the most out of being a UMUC faculty member.

  • Training, Technology, and Support: UMUC's Center for Teaching and Learning offers a variety of professional development trainings and services.

  • Benefits: UMUC offers benefits for adjunct faculty and 12-month collegiate faculty.

  • Peer Representation: UMUC’s shared governance structure includes adjunct faculty member representation on the Faculty Advisory Council.

We strongly encourage you to participate in our faculty training and development programs and in other UMUC activities, which can be found on our Web site. The navigation links below are useful if you have any questions or concerns about your teaching experience at UMUC.

We want you to know that we are fully committed to helping you in the classroom, whether that classroom is on-site or online.

UMUC and USM policies

All UMUC faculty are responsible for adhering to UMUC and University System of Maryland (USM) policies, in accordance with their terms. 

UMUC Policies

USM Policies

UMUC Faculty Handbook

The Worldwide Faculty Handbook This is a PDF document provides an overview of UMUC's unique attributes, recommends best practices and tools for teaching, and highlights some of the academic and administrative policies and procedures that are most relevant to faculty. 

Part I of this handbook applies to all faculty members worldwide; Part II contains information applicable to faculty located in the Stateside Division only, which includes the Department of Education and the Graduate School.

Faculty Support Services

Faculty Shared Governance
Education Department

The UMUC Education Department offers two degree programs focused on Teacher Education:

The Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration is a 12-credit graduate program that consists of the first four courses of the MEd degree program. For more information, see Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration. Certificate students may also want to review information about the MEd in this Student Handbook, since the four course of the Certificate are also part of the degree program.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Education