TESOL Certificate, Master of Arts in Teaching - TESOL
The College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University is proud to announce a new offering in our Master of Arts in Teaching program. The M.A.T. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is designed to provide language and pedagogical instruction to teachers of students whose first language is not English. This graduate degree program will, therefore, provide much-needed theory, practices, and strategies for preparing public-school teachers to work with English language learners. At the same time, the program will also provide useful instruction and training for teachers who may wish to work in other learning environments such as colleges, community groups and organizations, or international schools. The TESOL program includes a wide variety of courses that are endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) and the option to seek Sheltered English Immersion Training (SEI) for public school teachers.
This program was developed as a response to the many inquiries from teachers in SE Massachusetts who need SEI training for English language learners, a population that in growing in our service area. Additionally, the TESOL program will provide needed support to instructors working with adult learners of English in area community programs and to instructors already teaching introductory writing courses at area institutions of higher learning, where an increasingly diverse population
of students requires skills in teaching reading and writing to students with limited proficiency in English.
The M.A.T. TESOL is interdisciplinary with course offerings in the Departments of English, Reading, and Special Education. The program offers high-quality courses in linguistics, TESOL training, writing, and reading, all geared to the English language learner.
The College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University also offers a TESOL Certificate Program.