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Graduate Certificate in ESL

PETALLs provides a 12-credit graduate certificate in ESL. Certificate courses:

  • Second Language Acquisition and Assessment 
  • Methods of Sheltered English Content Instruction
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in English to English Language Learners
  • 150-hour Practicum Teaching ELLs 

UMass Pre-service Teachers

All UMass pre-service teachers complete a SEI endorsement course. SEI pedagogy is also infused through their coursework. For more resources, please visit the shared PETALLs site. GSE students are encouraged to submit their lessons to the shared PETALLs site. >

Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) website. For ESL MTEL preparation, please visit Test Information Guide for more information.