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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)



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UMBC offers a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) and a 4-course Post Baccalaureate Certificate (ESOL 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.

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