Q: What is your name, the courses you teach and hometown?
A: Dr. Michael Reed;MATESOL courses; Baltimore, MD
Q: What do you enjoy outside of the classroom?
A: I have a wide variety of interests, but love talking to students. My passion involves doing sustainable activities as part of the Findlay Green Campus Initiative.
Q: What professional changes do you see in your students?
A: Our students come in with a variety of backgrounds and undergraduate majors with varying levels of experience in teaching. We prepare them to teach any age group so that they are ready to teach in any location that they may find themselves in and any student clientele they might be assigned to.
Q: Do you have advice for students considering the MATESOL program?
A: If you want to teach ESL, you definitely need a master’s degree. We feel our program is superior because our teaching professionals have taught all over the world. We also have a very hands-on program that is small enough for students to get one-on-one attention.
Students are assigned place- ments that allow them to apply their skills and gain experience in live classrooms.
You can choose to study in preparation to become a professor, enter a doctoral program or add an endorsement onto a current Ohio teaching license.
MATESOL graduates can pursue careers as curriculum designers, program directors, instructors, international recruiters, translators in any industry, or with international student services.
Curriculum is built with the pro- fessional needs of ESL/bilingual teachers in mind so there are no added courses from other areas.
Learn from faculty members that have experiences working domestically and internationally in a variety of different cultures.
Areas of concentrated study include linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, methodology, curriculum design, assessment and multilingual/ multicultural education.
Personalized attention for our students is a trademark, from advising of students to UF’s one-on-one instruction in the endorsement exit portfolio and in the MA thesis projects.