Boasting the state's premier ESOL program, UMBC offers its newest program option, the 12 credit Graduate Certificate in ESOL. Designed for teachers interested in acquiring ESOL certification and for individuals interested in responding to the worldwide demand for English language teachers, this program offers two required courses, ESOL Methods and Cross-Cultural Communication, complemented with a variety of elective courses in linguistics, methods, technology and assessment. The program is designed for working professionals, offering face-to-face classes in the evenings and online options. All Certificate courses provide the training necessary to pass PRAXIS II, and can be directly applied to UMBC's MA degree in ESOL program.
For more information, please see the ESOL website.