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Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application 
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor’s degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. References will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. At least one reference must speak to your potential scholarship in English. 
  • Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. Those who already hold a master’s degree or higher are exempt from this requirement. 
  • Students for whom English is not a first language must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following:
    -your interest in teaching English at the secondary level (grades 8-12)
    -your interest in studying English at the graduate level (ie, how you see yourself as a scholar of English) 

Additional Materials and Requirements

  • A photocopy of teacher’s license(s) that you may hold and proof of passing the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL), both the communication and literacy portion and English content tests.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor's degree in English or equivalent. If you do not possess a bachelor’s degree in English, please consult with the program coordinator before applying to this program.
  • Course in adolescent psychology (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Course in foundations of secondary education (EDU 252A or EDU 808).

Application Deadlines

  • Application deadlines are May 10 for fall enrollment, October 1 for spring enrollment and February 1 for summer enrollment.
  • Please be aware that these application deadlines are firm. Only complete applications that include all required materials will be reviewed for admission that semester.
  • If your application is incomplete on the deadline date, it will, upon completions, be reviewed for admission for the following semester.
  • Admissions decisions will be communicated by the end of the application deadline month for which you've applied.