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60 or Older – Free Tuition

Three senior citizens.Are you 60 or older and interested in working with learners of English?  Teaching English is a great way to travel the world or give back to your local community. 

Get the training you need.  The Golden ID Program provides a way for you to obtain the master’s degree (MA TESOL) or post-baccalaureate certificate (TESOL PBC) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages tuition-free!

To be eligible for the Golden ID Program you

Read the admission requirements.  Then, submit your application for the TESOL master’s degree or post-baccalaureate certificate through the UMBC Graduate School website.  You will receive more information about the Golden ID Program by e-mail after you apply.

Read more about the Golden ID Program here.  If you have questions, e-mail or call 410-455-2537.

Note: In accordance with UMBC policy, Golden ID students are eligible for "campus" TESOL study, which includes on-site, hybrid, and synchronous online courses but not asynchronous online courses offered in collaboration with the Division of Professional Studies.


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