Choose the program option best for you
The MAT program leads to a master's degree. Choose from one of two tracks:
- The licensure track prepares students for initial licensure in the field of ESL in grades K-12 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This track includes a supervised student teaching practicum in a public K-12 school.
- The non-licensure track is for those who want to pursue a career teaching ESL in a college, adult, or community program or at a language school in the U.S. or overseas. This track is also appropriate for those who may already have a license to teach ESL but do not yet have a master's degree.
Eligible students can apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form.
The Graduate Certificate is a 15 credit program that provides a strong introduction to ESL teaching. Students take four courses that combine theory and practice and have a 50 hour field experience directed study which will provide valuable hands-on experience.
Students who decide to pursue the MAT program during or upon completion of the Graduate Certificate program must meet all MAT admissions requirements and submit a separate application. Courses successfully completed as part of the Graduate Certificate can be applied to the MAT.
While this program is not eligible for financial aid, the MAT program is.