College of Education *
College of Education *

Center for Chinese Language
Teacher Certification and Development (CCLTCD)

Option 1: Maryland Master’s Certification (MCERT, World Languages Education: Chinese.
This is a one-year, Off-CAMPUS, M.Ed. with-certification option. Complete 42 graduate credits to earn both initial teacher certification to teach Chinese and a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.).

Option 2: M.Ed. with Certification, World Languages Education: Chinese.
This is a two-year, On-Campus, M.Ed. with-certification option. Complete 42 graduate credits to earn both initial teacher certification to teach Chinese and a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed).

Intensive MCERT program (Off-Campus)
(13 months, June through July of following year)Full-time -5 days a week - Begins only in June

Click for a list of Coursework - MCERT

Regular Master’s program (On-Campus)
Full or part-time -Begins fall or spring semester
Click for a list of Coursework - M.Ed. With Certification

 

TO APPLY (5 steps):
1. Complete the appropriate application at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/apply_now.html
This will include an essay, letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all universities and college attended (undergraduate 3.0 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 required), and an interview. A transcript evaluation will be completed to verify appropriate content coursework


2. Provide additional details about other prior relevant experience in Chinese language, linguistics, literature, culture, and/or history. (Download document) Email as an attachment to: CCLTCD@umd.edu


3. Submit Qualifying scores on one of the following exams as part of their application OR prior to completion of your first semester, if admitted: Praxis I PPST, Praxis CORE, SAT, ACT, or GRE.Complete Praxis I (to register to take the test on campus, call 301-314-7688 or go to (www.ets.org).


4. Take both the ACTFL Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Qualifying score is the Intermediate High Level. OPI should be completed by entry; WPT should be completed by entry or early in program. To register, print and fill out ACTFL form at:
https://www.languagetesting.com/download/NCATE_app_download.doc

5. International applicants may need to take the TOEFL exam. For more information, visit the International Student & Scholar Services Office (ISSS) Graduate Admissions website.

Deadline for MCert (Off-campus) applicants: International student--November 1st; Domestic student--November 1st (preferred) and December 1st (final).

Deadline for MEd (On-Campus) applicants: International student--December 1st for Fall admission, September 1st for Spring admission; Domestic student: Feburary 1st for Fall and admission, October 1st for Spring admission.

 

Option 3: Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Teaching Chinese (Click for a list of Coursework - PBC)
This is a certification-only option, with no master’s degree awarded. Complete 30 credits to complete requirements for initial teacher certification to teacher Chinese.


- Full-time or part-time (Final semester or internship will be full-time.)
- Begins Summer or Fall semester

TO APPLY (5 steps):
1. Download, complete the attached application.

Return the hard copy of completed application form to: Howard Stein, 0307 Benjamin Building, College of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

2.-5. The same as above

For more information on graduate options, contact Howard Stein at CCLTCD@umd.edu