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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Education - Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESL)


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JONATHAN SINGER, Chair
LINDA OLIVA, Associate Chair
DOAA RASHAD, Graduate Program Director

Degrees Offered

M.A., P.B.C. (Degree Types )

Faculty

DOAA RASHED, M.A. (UMBC) (Program Director); Intercultural communication, English grammar, TESOL methods, second language acquisition
SARAH J. SHIN, Ph.D. (University of Michigan); Bilingualism, TESOL methods, heritage language education, language policy
JIYOON LEE, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania); ESOL/FL testing and evaluation, second language acquisition, linguistics
MARY TABAA, M.A. (UMBC) (Online/Off-Campus Coordinator); English grammar, linguistics, instructional design, second language acquisition, TESOL methods
RENEE BURGOS, M.A. (UMBC); Intercultural communication, dual language immersion
ELIZABETH CHEWLIN, Ed.D.; TESOL methods
JOANN (JODI) CRANDALL, Ph.D. (Georgetown University); Content-based language learning, second language literacy, language teacher education, first and second language writing, ESL in the community college
HEIDI J. FAUST, M.Ed. TESOL (Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs, UMBC); Intercultural communication, TESOL methods
MICHAEL GLENNON, M.A. (McDaniel College); Educational technology, instructional design
COLLEEN GRISHAM, M.A. (UMBC); Reading and writing instruction
KATE HAKEEM, M.A. (UMBC); ESOL and special education
LAURA HOOK, M.A. (UMBC); TESOL methods, project seminar
SHERRY LYONS, M.A. (UMBC); Reading and writing instruction, adult ESOL
ADRIANA MEDINA LÓPEZ-PORTILLO, Ph.D. (UMBC); Intercultural communication, intercultural training, Mexican cultural studies
MELISSA NANKIN, M.A. (Johns Hopkins University); Internship seminar
LUIS PENTÓN HERRERA, M.A. (American College of Education); TESOL methods, project seminar
MARIA REAMORE, M.A.; Internship supervision and instruction, reading and writing instruction
SARA ROSEN, M.A. (Boston University); Internship supervision and instruction
YULIYA SCHMALTZ, Ph.D.; Speaking and listening instruction and assessment, adult ESOL
RON SCHWARTZ, M.A. (West Chester University); Intercultural communication, Project Seminar
KARA SILANSKIS, M.A. (UMBC); Reading and writing instruction
RAY TERHORST, M.A. (UMBC); TESOL methods, educational technology
REBECCA WEST, Ph.D. (UMBC); ESOL and special education

Program Description

UMBC offers an MA in TESOL and a graduate certificate in 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 completed through face-to- face courses, through online courses, or through a combination of face-to-face and online classes

MA in TESOL Options

  • Option 1: Master of Arts in TESOL - General
  • Option 2: Master of Arts in TESOL with K-12 Certification
  • Option 3: Master of Arts in TESOL with Thesis
  • Option 4: Master of Arts in TESOL with Thesis and K-12 Certification

Program Admission Requirements

M.A. TESOL:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose explaining your interest in the field
  • Official test scores-one of the following options:
  • 153+ on the GRE verbal test OR
  • 297+ GRE composite score (verbal + math) OR
  • 527+ on the Praxis I test
  • Passing scores on each of the three Praxis Core assessments: 156+ on reading, 162+ on writing, and 150+ on math
  • Second language speakers of English must also have a TOEFL score of 213+ on the computer-based test or 80+ on the internet-based test or an IELTS score of 6.5+.

ESOL P.B.C.:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Statement of purpose explaining your interest in the field
  • Official test scores-one of the following options:
  • 153+ on the GRE verbal test OR
  • 297+ GRE composite score (verbal + math) OR
  • 527+ on the Praxis I test
  • Passing scores on each of the three Praxis Core assessments: 156+ on reading, 162+ on writing, and 150+ on math
  • Maryland teaching certification
  • Second language speakers of English must also have a TOEFL score of 213+ on the computer-based test or 80+ on the internet-based test or an IELTS score of 6.5+.

The program's application review process is ongoing. Applications will be reviewed when they are complete. An applicant's file is considered complete and ready for review when all required documents have been submitted. Applicants who are not admitted during the review cycle will be notified.

Deadlines for domestic applicants:
Fall-August 1
Spring-January 1
Summer-May 1

Deadlines for international applicants
Fall-April 1
Spring November 1

Courses

See Course Descriptions  

 

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