Program Coordinator: Derek Lewis
Program Delivery Format: Online (Hybrid delivery, mix of online and in-person, is available for School Partnership cohorts), 8-week sessions.
Total Credits: 33
Average Completion Time: 24 months
Admission: Fall, Spring, and Summer (two admission options each semester, six entry points a year)
For more information contact:
Graduate Admissions: Crystal Perry, Assistant Director, Graduate Enrollment Management
McDaniel Graduate and Professional Studies - firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.857.2500.
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 Master’s 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 and is designed for currently certified teachers who are seeking specialty certification in ESOL 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.
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