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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.A. English/M.A.T. English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Combined Graduate/Undergraduate Academic Program

The English Department offers an accelerated program which allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in five years*  The Accelerated program advances the University’s mission to foster the intellectual and personal growth of students by providing an array of innovative learning opportunities. An English major meeting the eligibility criteria may apply to the Accelerated program.

*Based upon completion of the recommended number of credits per semester. Contact Graduate Coordinator

Program Admission Requirements/Guidelines

  1. A student must have completed 45 credits in order to apply for this program
  2. A student must apply before having completed 90 credits. Exceptions may be made for students who are seniors but who still have at least 30 credits of required courses remaining to graduate.
  3. A student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for both admission and retention.
  4. Applicants should submit 3 letters of recommendation; a 500 - 700 word statement of interest discussing how this program will advance his or her academic, personal, and career goals; and a resume or CV as part of the application.
  5. For those interested in licensure, a passing score on the Communications and Literacy portion of the MTEL must also be submitted before applying for the licensure track. The MAT ESOL currently has two tracks, licensure and non-licensure. Students in this program would have the option to do either track at the point of applying to the Combined BA/MAT-ESOL program. Those students who would like to pursue the licensure would have to meet DESE and SSU requirements for applying for licensure. This includes a passing core on the Communications and Literacy portions of the MTEL exam before applying to the program and a passing score on the ESL portion of the MTESL before applying to the student teaching practicum. Full explanation of the licensure process can be also referenced at: mass.gov/ese/licensure and salemstate.edu/academics/2418.php

Total Credits: 21

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