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Off Campus/Outreach Human Development Master of Education Program

HDQM offers an off-campus Master of Education in Human Development. This program is run as a cohort model with a new cohort beginning each fall. Courses are held at the Universities of Shady Grove campus in Rockville and online. With the exception of the technology fee, all on-campus University fees are waived for students in this program. The department welcomes applications for the 18th cohort to begin this program in Fall, 2017.

Please contact Dr. Ann Battle, Program Director, at abattle@umd.edu or 301-405-8714 for more information.


Curriculum

30-Credit, five-semester program focusing on the translation of theory and research on achievement motivation and child and adolescent social, cognitive, physical and emotional development as those processes influence school performance and adjustment.

Fall, Year 1
EDHD 600: Introduction to Human Development and Child Study (3 credits)
Broad theories of human development in the specific context of normal child and adolescent growth and development, including social, cognitive, emotional and biological processes. Focus on how those developmental processes influence children and adolescents’ motivation to achieve and school adjustment; implications for educational practice.

EDHD 692: Cognitive Bases of Instruction (3 credits)
Psychological and educational research literature on adolescent cognition, as applied to learning and teaching in classroom settings. This course will focus on cognitive development, including language (spoken and written), conceptual change, numerical/quantitative processing, and social cognition, as well as burgeoning areas of developmental research in general cognitive processes such as attention, memory, and visual-spatial processing. These topics will be discussed with respect to typical and atypical development, with focus on developmental disabilities including autism, specific language impairment, reading and math impairment, and attention deficit disorders. Includes focus on biological aspects of brain development.

Spring, Year 2
EDHD 624: Cognitive and Motivational Bases of Reading: Reading in Content Areas I and II (6 credits)
Introduction to the fundamental processes of engagement in reading and learning. Students will learn how to increase engaged learning in the classroom by using conceptual themes, real-world interactions, self-directed learning, strategy instruction, collaboration, and self-expressive opportunities. After being introduced to principles of engagement in reading, students from a variety of content backgrounds will learn the importance of reading as an important tool for learning, as well as how to increase engaged reading and learning in their classrooms.

Summer, Year 1
EDHD 602: Social Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
Exploration of the social forces and expectations that influence child and adolescent behavior, especially the effects of ethnicity, diversity, social learning, prevailing cultural mind-sets, and mass media on adolescent behavior. Using models of behavior in context, this course seeks to help educators understand the factors external to their classrooms over which they seemingly have little control, but which directly affect the behavior and learning potential of their students.

EDMS 645: Quantitative Research Methods I (3 credits)
Research design and statistical applications in educational research; data representation; descriptive statistics; estimation and hypothesis testing. Application of statistical computer packages is emphasized.

Fall, Year 2
EDHD 662: Research Methods in Education Settings (3 credits)
Research methods associated with studying the development, achievement, and school adjustment of children and adolescents in educational settings, with an emphasis on quantitative methodologies.

EDHD 617: Achievement Motivation in Adolescence (3 credits)
Study of different aspects of motivation and how they develop in the secondary school years. Focus on how different instructional practices influence motivation and design of various strategies for improving students’ motivation.

Spring, Year 2
EDHD 635: Adolescents at Risk (3 credits)
Study of current research on risky behaviors that impact adolescent student learning and achievement, particularly in underserved populations. General diversity issues and topic specific issues that put adolescents at risk for academic failure and other negative trajectories will be explored.

EDHD 674: Self Processes in Adolescence: Implications for Academic Achievement and School Adjustment (3 credits)
Study of the development of the self from infancy through adolescence, and examination of the literature on the self-processes of special adolescent populations as they relate to achievement-related orientations and school adjustment in secondary settings.

Please click here for complete Information Packet and Application Instructions

When applying, please select "MCHD" as Area of interest 1


There are five face-to-face information sessions scheduled for Spring, 2016 at the Universities at Shady Grove:

 Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
4:30-5:30pm
USG Building III
Room 2225
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
4:30-5:30pm
USG Building III
Room 2225
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
4:30-5:30pm
USG Building III
Room 2225
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
4:30-5:30pm
USG Building III
Room 2226
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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
4:30-5:30pm
USG Building 3
Room 4203