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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Description

UMBC offers an MA in TESOL and a graduate ESOL Certificate.  Established in 1979, our TESOL program is designed to train both prospective and experienced teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in applied linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL methodology, testing, cross-cultural studies and curriculum development.  Both programs can be taken completely in face-to-face classes on campus, completely online, or with a combination of face-to-face and online classes.

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Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in TESOL
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ESOL

Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Education

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time, Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus, Online (TESOL MA and ESOL Cert. both online and on campus.)

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s

Admissions Requirements

For individuals interested in obtaining teacher certification in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: August 1 and January 1
Summer Term (Domestic Only): May 1

International Application Deadlines: April 1 and November 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 

410-455-3061, esol@umbc.edu

Graduate Program Director:

Doaa Rashed, 410-455-2379, doaa1@umbc.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Cheryl Blackwell-Johnson (Admissions), 410-455-3388, blackwel@umbc.edu

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