U.S. Department Of State E-Teacher
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program (2004-2011)was an exciting online distance professional development program administered through a cooperative grant agreement by the U.S. Department of State ECA/A/L; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); and the University of Oregon (UO). Through the UMBC-UO Consortium, seven online graduate-level courses were delivered at a distance to English teaching professionals in more than 90 countries around the world. Scholarships are being awarded to more than 1000 teachers, teacher trainers, university professors, and ministry of education officials each year to learn the latest methods and approaches for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) through these innovative online courses.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County offered three of the seven courses. These three courses are currently offered by TESOL Professional Training Programs. For more information on current course offerings click here
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Assessment
- Methods I: Survey of Best Practices for TESOL
- Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
For additional information, see the U.S. Department of State website, a press release with the announcement of UMBC grant award, and the official E-Teacher website.
E-Teacher Professional Development Workshop
As part of the E-Teacher program, UMBC hosted 26 select online course participants for a face-to-face teacher leadership program each summer called The E-Teacher Professional Development Workshop. The teacher leaders selected by the U.S. Department of State Office of English Language Programs received an all-expenses-paid travel and professional development scholarship to attend this three-week institute at UMBC. For access to previous course presentations and resources, click here