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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 Program

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: January 1 and November 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info: 


Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Francis Hult,

Online/Off-Campus Program Coordinator:

Cheryl Blackwell-Johnson, 410-455-3388,

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