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Enhance your credentials with an M.A. in TESOL!

As a student in the Madonna MATESOL (Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program you will become part of a diverse, vibrant community of professionals dedicated to ESL education. You will gain sound foundations in linguistics, second language acquisition theories, as well as in cultural aspects of language learning, teaching, and assessment with a clear focus on classroom practices. You will receive highly sought TESOL professional credentials, as our program, since its establishment in 1999, gained approval of the Michigan Board of Education for its ESL (NS) Endorsement Coursework and received national recognition from TESOL, the national organization of teachers of English to speakers of other languages. You will find that our faculty work for you, as you balance the demands of your work, family, and graduate studies to further your professional career.

Degrees Offered

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RELATED PROGRAMS

NS (ESL) Endorsement

Madonna University's state-approved required coursework for NS (ESL) Endorsement consists of 28 credits that are part of the MATESOL program. In addition to completing an approved coursework, the Michigan Department of Education requires that candidates for an ESL Endorsement pass MTTC # 86 and hold a valid teaching certificate.

 

Graduate Certificate in Teaching  English Language Learners in the K-12 Classroom

If you are a K-12 teacher who currently has English language learners in your classroom and you would like to learn how to serve their educational needs best, this nine-credit certificate is for you.

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Faculty Bios

Andrew Domzalski, Ph.D.Professor & Program Director

Ph.D., Oakland University

M.A.,Marygrove College

M.S.,Warsaw University

adomzalski@madonna.edu

734-432-5420, R. 1313.

Andrew Domzalski, Ph.D.

Dr. Domzalski designed the MATESOL program in 1999 and has developed it since its inception.

In the program, he teaches courses in linguistics and second langauge acquisition. He also serves as the student advisor.

Dr. Domzalski brings to his classroom a rich experience of teaching all levels and skills of English for Academic Purposes as well as his background in linguistics, psychology of language, and reading instruction.

In addition to English, he speakes French, Polish, and Russian.

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Jeanine Clever, M.A.Adjunct Assistant Professor

M.A. University of Colorado

B.A. University of Wyoming

jclever@madonna.edu

Jeanine Clever, M.A.

Ms. Clever team-teaches both reading and writing methods of instruction for English language learners. She also team-teaches language assessment.

Ms. Clever offers her students a plethora of experience in teaching and assessing K-12 English language learners as well as a strong background in SIOP.

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Joshua Gartner, M.A.Adjunct Instructor

M.A., Madonna University

B.A. Eastern Michigan University

jagartner@madonna.edu

Joshua Gartner, M.A.

Mr. Gartner teaches the methods of teaching speaking and listening to English language learners.

He brings to his classroom an extensive experience of teaching ESL both in highschool and in college.

In addition to English, Mr Gartner is fluent in German.

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Boguslawa Gatarek, Ph.D.Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Windsor

M.A., Warsaw University

bgatarek@madonna.edu

734-432-5420

Boguslawa Gatarek, Ph.D.

Dr. Gatarek has taught various theoretical courses in the MATESOL program since 2000.

She has been instrumental in shaping the program's curriculum in the areas of research methods, language development, teaching and learning theories, and learning and culture.

Dr. Gatarek brings to her instruction academic knowledge in cognitive psychology and education as well as rich experience in living and studying in different countries.

In addition to English, she speaks Polish and Russian.

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Karen Morrison, M.A.Adjunct Assistant Professor

M.A. Eastern Michigan University

kbmorrison@madonna.edu

Karen Morrison, M.A.

Ms. Morrison team-teaches both reading and writing methods of instruction for English language learners. She also team-teaches language assessment.

Ms. Morrison offers her students a plethora of experience in teaching and assessing K-12 English language learners as well as a strong background in SIOP.

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