TESOL Online
Madeline  Kovarik

Madeline Kovarik, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Online TESOL

Dr. Kovarik has extensive experience working with ESOL students as a teacher and as a school administrator. She has taught ESOL coursework at the collegiate level for over ten years and has numerous publications and presentations. Her research interests include curriculum design to meet the needs of today's diverse classroom, service-learning, and classroom management.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Central Florida

Research Areas

Curriculum design; service-learning; classroom management.

Courses Offered
  • TESOL Theory and Practice

Kovarik, M. & Roman, D. (2014). TOPS: Teaching opportunities in private schools. New Teacher Advocate, (21)3.

Kovarik, M. & Kramer-Ertel, P.A. (2013). The ABC's of classroom management: An A-Z sampler for designing your learning community. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kovarik, M. (2012). Holidays: hurrah or bah humbug. New Teacher Advocate, (20)2.

Kovarik, M. (2012). Student teaching survival tips. Novice Notes, Fall 2012.

Kovarik, M. (2012). Interview with charisma. New Teacher Advocate, (20)1.

Kovarik, M. & Zaguroli, L. (2011). Bridging the language gap. The New Teacher Advocate, (19)2.

Kovarik, M. (2011). Integrating service-learning in mathematics in an at-risk school as a vehicle for teaching curriculum theory, assessment, and design. Journal of Civic Commitment, (16)1.

Kovarik, M. (2011).  Quick e-mail, quick reply. The New Teacher Advocate, (19)1.

Kovarik, M. (2011). Plan & ask. The New Teacher Advocate, (18)3.

Kovarik, M. (2010). Building mathematics vocabulary. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Retrieved October 12, 2010 from http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/journal/kovarik.pdf

Kovarik, M. (2010). The effect of service- learning on interdisciplinary learning and curriculum reinforcement, and its application to public school environments. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, (4)1.

Kovarik, M. (2010). Grow a beautiful day. The New Teacher Advocate, (17)3.

Kovarik, M. (2010). Three terrific techniques to teach spelling. Florida Reading Journal, (46)2.

Langston, M.E. & Kovarik, M. (2010). The gift of the gifted. The New Teacher Advocate, (17)5.

Kovarik, M. (2009). Death in the classroom. Florida Reading Journal, (45)3.

Kovarik, M. & Reyes, L. (2009). Helping children cope with death. National Health Review (4)4. Republished November 2010: http://www.nationalhealthreview.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=234:teaching-children-about-death&catid=68&Itemid=147

Siegler, W. & Kovarik, M. (2009). Teaching the homeless.  The New Teacher Advocate, 16(3).

Kovarik, M. (2009). Developing tolerance and understanding of family diversity. Florida Libraries, 52(1).