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Master of Arts in TESOL for Initial Certification

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The Master of Arts in TESOL provides a program of advanced study for professionals who wish to pursue careers in teaching English as a second or foreign language. Through graduate study in pedagogy, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, and second language teaching methodology, this program develops competencies essential for ESL/EFL educators.

Sequence

EDU 508  Issues in TESOL 
EDU 545  Principles of Linguistics
(Prerequisites are initial courses for developing basic understanding of TESOL issues;
they may be taken at the same time.)
EDU 546  Methods and Materials for Second Language Teaching 
EDU 547  Assessing Second Language Acquisition – spring
(Prerequisite EDU 546 or permission of Instructor) 
EDU 548  Language Learning
(Prerequisite EDU 546 or permission of Instructor)
EDU 586  Teaching Reading and Writing to Students with Limited English Proficiency 
EDU 596  English Grammar for ESL Teachers 
EDU 543  Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Educational Research 
EDU 556  Technology for Instruction and Management 

Concentration K-12

EDU 519 Human Development and Learning 
SPE 526  Special Education for the Classroom Teacher 
EDU 611 Internship
6 credits, begins with the Fall semester but registration occurs in the Spring

Concentration Post-Secondary

EDU 697  or other Elective with permission 
EDU 595  Teaching Practicum**

Must pass TESOL Praxis II by end of program if seeking K-12 certification

**3 credits, May be substituted by showing written documentation of 150 hours of post-secondary teaching;  would replace with another course

All programs offered by the School of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University are NCATE and MSDE approved.

For all admissions information on main campus/other locations:
Megan Bowen
Enrollment Manager for Education, Initial Certification
410-532-5305
mbowen@ndm.edu

For an advisor at the main campus:
Paula Simon or Steve Meconi
School of Education
Academic Advisors for Initial Certification
410-532-5350
psimon@ndm.edu or smeconi@ndm.edu

For information in Southern Maryland
Dr. Karen Wooten 
School of Education
Assistant Dean 
301-737-2500 
kwooten@ndm.edu

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