Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Initial Teacher License in English as a Second Language (Pre-K-6 and 5-12)
Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Margarita Perez
Candidates for this program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, and meet the admissions requirements below.
The following is to be submitted to the Graduate School:
Completed graduate application, including fee and essay
Official transcripts (Transcripts from outside the United States must be officially translated and evaluated.)
Two current letters of recommendation
Passing scores on the Communication & Literacy Skills Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
Results of a language proficiency assessment, if applicable
In addition, candidates are also required to demonstrate evidence of:
A course in human, child, or adolescent development at the undergraduate level.
Documentation of fluency at an intermediate level in a language other than English—from a college or university or foreign secondary school; through the successful completion of foreign language courses deemed appropriate by the foreign language program in the Languages and Literature Department; or through the proficiency level determined by the University’s language proficiency assessment.
A passing score report from the ELL or ESL content MTEL – required prior to beginning the practicum
|Core Requirements||(29 credits)|
|ES-924||Linguistics for Teachers of English Language Learners||3|
|CD-910||Speech/Language Development, Differences and Diversity||3|
|ED-978||Contemporary Issues in the Teaching of Bilingual and English Language Learners||3|
|ES-928||Second Language Acquisition||3|
|ES-914||Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Skills to the ELL||3|
|ED-986||Literacy Instruction for the English Language Learner (ELL)||3|
|ED-955||Assessing English Language Learners||3|
|ES-930||Shelteres Instruction and Assessment in the Immersion Classroom||3|
|ES-940||Practicum and Seminar in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) in Grades Pre-K-6||5|
|or ES-945||Practicum & Seminar in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Grades 5-12|