MAT - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Apply

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. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • 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 questions:
    • What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    • What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    • Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?

Additional Materials and Requirements

  • If you have a Massachusetts teaching license, submit a copy.
  • If you are seeking initial licensure in Massachusetts, submit evidence of a passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL).
  • All candidates must have proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level before completion of the program. Proficiency may be demonstrated by completed coursework at the undergraduate level or equivalent test results.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.