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Admission Requirements


UMBC offers a master's degree (MA TESOL) and a post-baccalaureate certificate (ESOL PBC) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)

Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL PBC)

Note: Applicants who do not meet the 3.0 minimum GPA and whose other application materials are strong may be admitted as non-degree students to begin studying and to achieve a 3.0 GPA in TESOL courses in order to be eligible for admission to the MA TESOL or the ESOL PBC.  Admission requirements for cohort programs may vary and visa restrictions may apply.



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Phone: +1 410 455-3061 • tesol@umbc.edu