Licensure Only in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This licensure-only program in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will lead to an initial license in ESOL for qualified candidates. Coursework combined with pre-practicum and practicum requirements as outlined by the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will prepare candidates who have a valid initial teaching license or significant graduate coursework in teaching ESOL to obtain licensure in Teaching ESOL in K-12 schools in Massachusetts. This program will provide a route to licensure for interested students who do not need to complete a full master's degree but whose careers will be enhanced by K-12 licensure in teaching ESOL. Coursework will meet the licensure standards of the Massachusetts DESE and those of NCATE/TESOL and includes pre-practicum hours and a 150-hour supervised practicum. 


  • To apply to this program, please visit our graduate admissions section here.


If you are interested in studying English, please visit the course offerings of our non-credit English as a Second Language Program which is housed in the Center for International Education.

4+1 Programs

Learn about our combined BA English/MAT English to speakers of other languages program.