Sep 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (TSL) MS


Overview


Contact: Derek Lewis

Responding to a critical community need, Graduate and Professional Studies at McDaniel College created the master’s program for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The TESOL Masters degree program is designed to promote excellence in teaching speakers of other languages. This program does not lead to an initial PreK-12 teacher certification. The program places a strong emphasis on the development of: professionalism in language education; individual language rights; accessible, high quality education; collaboration in a global community; interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement; respect for diversity and multiculturalism; and promotion of professional development and exchange for educators. This program is closely aligned with the professional standards established by Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The Maryland Higher Education Commission approved the program in 2007.

Admissions Requirements


Candidates required to submit:

  • application for graduate study with non-refundable fee
  • official transcripts conferring bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.75* GPA) from accredited institution
  • statement of intent to teach English Language Learners
  • three letters of recommendation

Additional Requisites as Approved by the Program Coordinator


If a student does not already have the appropriate requisite courses below, they would need to be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • three credits in cross-cultural studies
  • six credits in a modern foreign language

If a student does not currently have a teaching certificate, the appropriate requisite courses below may need to be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • three credits in foundations of education

 

Total Credit Hours: 36