Program Overview

McDaniel College's Master’s program for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is working to fill the need for teachers capable of educating students who speak a wide variety of languages.  This program is designed to promote excellence in teaching students of other languages, placing emphasis on professionalism in language education, collaboration in a global community and respect for diversity and multiculturalism. 

Students can expect to learn effective instructional strategies and classroom management techniques that work with students from all around the world.  A combination of theory and effective teaching practices equip students with the skills to manage diverse and multicultural students in a variety of classroom environments. This program is aligned with the professional standards established by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

McDaniel's TESOL program offers flexibility in the scheduling of courses.  Credits can be earned through face-to-face courses, online courses, or a hybrid program that combines the two.  Courses in the program can help students prepare for the Praxis (test 0361) in ESOL. Candidates who desire to may choose to participate in the TESOL program hosted STARTALK Arabic and Chinese Teaching Symposium.  Graduates of this program can fill positions such as ESOL teachers, foreign language teachers, or any government or corporate positions requiring interaction with speakers of other languages.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Students must have official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate and graduate (if obtained) degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75

    School Overview

    McDaniel College is a four-year private school located in Westminster, Maryland. In 1867, McDaniel College was established as Western Maryland College. Western Maryland was the first co-educational institution south of the Mason-Dixon Line and was among the first in the nationThe school was renamed McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college in 2002.

    McDaniel College offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Undergraduate majors and graduate programs are available to students, as well as graduate online programs.


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