UMBC offers a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The MATESOL program is offered through the Department of Education with cooperation from the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication.
The 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 methods, testing, cross-cultural studies and curriculum development. Students in the MA program can choose to add on K-12 ESOL certification.
UMBC also offers a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in ESOL. The ESOL Certificate is a 4-course program.
Courses for the MA TESOL and the ESOL Certificate can be taken both face-to-face and online.