English as a Second Language - Additional License

English as a Second Language - Additional License

Required Courses

The following courses are required for this program. Courses at each level must be completed before proceeding to the next level.

100 Level


200 Level


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As a licensed teacher in Massachusetts, you can pursue an additional license to gain the skills and experience you need to work with English language learners.  Contact our expert advisors who can help you develop your customized plan.  

Sample Plan of Study for the ESL Additional License

  • Theory and Practice of Acquiring a Second Language
  • Theory and Practice in Fostering Literacy in a New Language
  • Theory and Practice in Sheltering Instruction

Candidates who do not have a foundation in teaching literacy may also benefit from taking:

  • Language Learning and Literacy
MTEL Requirements: 



150 hour supervised practicum

For more information, contact: 
Director of Admissions and Field-Based Experience
413.586.4900 x5951