Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
UMBC offers a Master of Arts inTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) and a 4-course Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (TESOL PBC) through the Department of Education in cooperation with the Division of Professional Studies.
The TESOL program prepares 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 educational linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL methods, assessment, cross-cultural studies, and curriculum development. The MA TESOL includes general, P-12 certification, and thesis options. Both the master's degree and the certificate can be taken completely on campus, completely online or as a combination of on campus and online courses.