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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Initial Licensure), MAT

Offered through: College of Graduate Studies  

The goal of the program is to offer professional training for teachers of English Learners. The program has two tracks: Licensure and Non-licensure. The Program offers a variety of courses from the College of Education and Allied Studies and from the English Department.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) licensure program is designed for college graduates seeking an initial license as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, PreK- 8, and 5-12 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This licensure program provides much-needed theory, practices, and strategies for preparing public-school teachers to work with English learners in the state of Massachusetts.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed M.A.T. application from the College of Graduate Studies
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A 2.75 undergraduate GPA based upon four years of course work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon course work completed during the junior and senior years
  • For the MA Licensure concentration only, a passing score on the MTEL® Communication and Literacy Skills Battery
  • For international applicants for whom English is not a second language, an acceptable TOEFL score
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two letters from academic references)
  • Official copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work

Program of Study

Exit requirement

The successful completion of a project defense is required. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 33