Leadership in Teaching: TESOL


The Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching: TESOL program provides advanced study for certified professionals who wish to become leaders in teaching English as a second or foreign language through graduate study in pedagogy, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, and second language teaching methodology. The curriculum covers leadership in both theory and practice, how to assess for second language skills, ways to integrate technology to enhance learning, and the principles of linguistics.

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Required Courses (36 Credits)

EDU 508 - Issues in TESOL (3)
EDU 543 - Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Educational Research (3)
EDU 545 - Principles of Linguistics (3)
EDU 546 - Methods and Materials for TESOL (3)
EDU 547 - Assessing Second Language Acquisition (3)
EDU 548 - Language Learning (3)
EDU 556 - Technology for Instruction and Management (3)
EDU 557 - Leadership Seminar I (3)
EDU 559 - Leadership Seminar II (3)
EDU 567 - Learning Theory and Practice (3)
EDU 586 - Techniques of Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language Learners (3)
EDU 596 - English Grammar for ESL Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: Six credits in a second language

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

As a nationally recognized TESOL program, you can expect to benefit from small class sizes, expert faculty, and practical field experiences.

Flexible Class Schedules

Work with an advisor to develop a personalized program plan: 

  • Courses offered in the evenings at times convenient for working adults.
  • Occasional courses available on Saturdays or online.
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Operation TEACH, NDMU Class of 2019 Leadership in Teaching: TESOL

I chose to join Operation TEACH because of the community that the program has created. I wanted to be a part of it and feel that I had people to lean on and look to when times got tough. I knew that in this program, everyone would be going through the same things as me, and I wanted that support.

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