Student Handbook

This Education Department Online Student Handbook is intended to serve as a general guide for current and prospective University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) Education  students. In this capacity, it includes information about UMUC and links to several policies students may need to access throughout their association with UMGC.  In addition, this handbook contains links to information that are specific to programs in the Education Department.  Please note that Education programs at UMGC are only at the graduate level. This handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Schedule of Classes. Additional information may also be available in the UMGC Online Student Handbook.

Neither the Education Department Online Handbook and its provisions, nor the UMGC Online Student Handbook, constitute a contract between UMGC and any party or parties. Reasonable effort is used to ensure the factual accuracy of the information; however, this handbook is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and academic requirements. UMGC reserves the right to make changes and additions to the information in this handbook without prior notice. When a curriculum or graduation requirement is changed, it is not made retroactive unless the change is to the students' advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years normally required for graduation.

The current Education Department Online Student Handbook contains dynamic content that is updated regularly. Please check back frequently for changes and updates.


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University Policies and Additional Information about UMGC

Education Department

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

  • About the Certificate in Instructional Technology Integration
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.