Marlboro College MA TESOL program Located in southern Vermont, Marlboro College’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs provide working adults with the skills and knowledge they need to advance their careers, lead thoughtfully, and meet the opportunities of an ever-changing world. Our master’s programs in education are delivered by exceptional faculty in the context of a supportive, close-knit learning community.
The Marlboro MA TESOL program is designed to be completed in two eight-week summer terms on site in Brattleboro, combined with the interim academic year during which teachers use their own classrooms as their teaching internship site. The program is designed to prepare qualified and innovative teachers of English who base their instruction on learners and learning, communicative use of language, cultural understanding, group learning, and reflective practice.
The program’s advisory council and faculty consist entirely of individuals who share a commitment to an experiential, whole-person approach to the preparation of language teachers. These shared core beliefs about language, teaching, and learning provide a consistency across the program that is rarely a part of formal academic offerings.
Key features of the Marlboro MA TESOL program include a focus on learning in community, developing skills in critical reflection, and building and practicing direct skills in cross-cultural communication.
Starting with their first week in the program, students will develop an online teaching portfolio that will act as a reflective tool for understanding their learning process and serve as their culminating document. A final conference at the end of the program will prepare students to participate in professional language teacher conferences in their local context. Go to www.marlboro.edu/tesol for more information.
Marlboro Awards If you have taught for one year or more in an elementary, high school, or adult education setting—or if you've given a year of national service—you could be eligible for an attractive award to help pay for your MA-TESOL program. Fill out our preliminary inquiry form to learn more about this opportunity.