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. 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS policy.
  • Statement of purpose:
    • Part I 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?
    • Part II Statement of proposed contributions to the field of teaching ESL (500- to 1,000 words, double spaced). Please adhere to MLA or APA style guide in presenting your statement:
      • What aspect of teaching ESL interests you most and why? In what context do you plan to teach ESL and what contributions to your learners do you hope to make and how? What is one area in the field that is of particular interest to you that illustrates the importance of the field of teaching ESL?
  • Please note the GRE/MAT is not required for this program.

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.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a 3.0 average in at least three graduate level courses

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.