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TLPL101 is the first course in our series, which is a 1-credit introduction to inquiry based learning. Successful completion of this course with a B or higher grants you a $150 scholarship.

The scholarship opportunity is also available in TLPL102, a 2-credit second course that builds on skills learned and the second in our series.

TLPL 101 (1 CR)/TLPL 102 (2 CR) COMBINED SATISFIES SCHOLARSHIP IN PRACTICE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

The program has various entry points for first-time and transfer students. Some upper level course may be combined within a semester for those looking to expedite their educational track.



Meet Jonathan Mevs, Senior, Computer science major



"I overheard a student talking to another student saying, “I’m starting to like science now.” I left the classroom today feeling like I did something that could influence some of these students for the rest of their lives."

Chris Knocke, Biochemistry, class of 2015; Completed the Master's Certification program at UMD in 2017



Beginning with your first course, you will work with our diverse and knowledgable faculty & staff that include:

  • Master Teachers, assist you in the planning, design and execution of your lessons throughout the program.

  • Collaborating Teachers, our partners in the local, elementary, middle and high-schools who guide you in tailoring lessons for a diverse classroom.

  • CMNS & COE Faculty, instruct the STEM focused courses to improve your content and teaching knowledge base.

You will receive advising from your content major and an advisor in the College of Education to ensure the best and most accurate academic path for you.


  Photo: Alumna Yimei Cai, Physiology and Neurobiology major, graduated May, 2015; Completed the Master's Certification at UMD in 2017.

Photo: Alumna Yimei Cai, Physiology and Neurobiology major, graduated May, 2015; Completed the Master's Certification at UMD in 2017.


 Pamela Tarectecan, biology major, UTeach National Conference, May 2016

Pamela Tarectecan, biology major, UTeach National Conference, May 2016


  Photo: left to right, science Master Teachers, Sarah Henson-Darko, and Anita Sanyal

Photo: left to right, science Master Teachers, Sarah Henson-Darko, and Anita Sanyal