The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program is jointly administered by the English and Education departments and provides students with a strong introduction to ESL teaching. This program will prepare interested students to teach ESL in a variety of community, adult, and overseas programs. While the Certificate Program in Teaching ESOL does not lead to licensure in teaching ESL in Massachusetts, those students who would like to obtain licensure may apply coursework toward the Master of Arts in Teaching ESOL.
Additional Admissions Requirements
A 500-1,000 word type-written, double-spaced statement of purpose addressing your interest and background in teaching ESL.
Students who wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Teaching ESOL during or upon completion of the Certificate Program in Teaching ESOL must meet all of the admissions requirements of the MAT program and submit a separate application. Courses successfully completed as part of the Certificate program (15 credits) can be applied to the MAT program (36 credits)
All candidates must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate course work (described below)
*These courses each have a 25 hour pre-practicum requirement for students in the MAT program. For students in the Certificate Program, these 75 hours will serve as a pre-service internship in an adult, community, or college program, depending on the student’s area of interest.