Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in English as a Second Language
The MAT in ESL is a dynamic program jointly administered by the English and Education departments.
Our program provides a foundation for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in ESL. We also offer a Certificate in Teaching ESL.
Our program has two licensure options:
1) The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language licensure program, which leads to Commonwealth of Massachusetts initial licensure to teach English as a Second Language in grades PK- 12.
2) The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language non-licensure program for those who already possess ELL licensure but don’t have a graduate degree, or for those interested in teaching in community based programs, adult education programs, college programs, or language schools in the U.S. or overseas.
- Visit our Office of Licensure and Field Placement for licensure and fieldwork questions.