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  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers
    of Other Languages (MATESOL) program prepares
    competent and caring teachers. Based on language,
    culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism,
    the program also prepares students to be consumers
    and producers of research into the teaching and
    learning of English.  
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    Why Choose ODU for your MATESOL Degree?

    The MATESOL program prepares students to be competent, caring teachers of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). It is based on national standards and combines theory and practice. Graduates have been very successful in finding full-time work in the field. The program offers several options in an adult-friendly format, including the MA, the TESOL Multi-Age License, the TESOL Endorsement, and the TESOL Certificate.

    Facts about the Program

    • Ohio Dominican’s MATESOL program is based on
       TESOL/NCATE standards.
    • Students conduct extensive field experiences at various sites,
       including public schools and community-based programs. This
       allows them to apply  their classroom learning and gain experience
       with all age levels.
    • Graduates have been very successful finding full-time work in Ohio
       and around the world.
    • Ohio Dominican is the only university in Ohio to offer the initial
       license in TESOL.
    • All courses are offered between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to accommodate
       working adults.
    • Ohio Dominican’s small campus allows for small class sizes and
       personal attention from professors.
    • Students who take two courses per term can complete the
       program in as few as two years.

    Faculty Highlights

    Timothy Micek, D.A. 

    Timothy Micek, D.A., has taught ESL and has directed the TESOL program since 2004. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at state, national and international conferences. He serves on the Ohio TESOL Board of Directors and the Ohio ESL Advisory Committee. 

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