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About Maryland tesol

Maryland TESOL is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Maryland TESOL is an affiliate of TESOL, the international organization of professionals interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages.


Maryland TESOL envisions a state in which English Learners (ELs) accomplish their dreams through the power of diversity and education.

Our mission

Maryland TESOL provides learning and networking opportunities to advance the English language teaching profession and the success of English Learners (ELs).

Maryland TESOL has the following values and principles:

   Education: As a vehicle of empowerment

  Diversity: Appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity

  Quality: Teacher development/support/best practices/knowledge/integrity

  Collaboration: Professional networking, advocacy, communication (across the state), global connectedness, inclusive environment/community

Our goals

  • Serve the Professional Community
    • Network
    • Share knowledge and expertise
    • Disseminate information
    • Provide professional learning opportunities
    • Keep Maryland educators abreast of advances in the field
    • Recognize educators’ involvement and professional contributions
    • Promote scholarship
  • Advocate
    • Advocate for ELs, professionals and the field
    • Support/Inform policy and practice to increase equity in educational opportunities
  • Promote the Language Development of ELs in Maryland
    • Support best practices
    • Strengthen instruction and research at all levels of English to speakers of other languages
    • Provide leadership in TESOL and in professional concerns
    • Cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having similar concerns


Download a copy of the constitution (pdf file). Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Download a copy of our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan (pdf file).


Email: president@marylandtesol.com

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