English as a Second Language (ESL)
Dozens of languages other than English are now spoken in the homes of many of Vermont's school children. ESL teachers provides the bridge for learning for these students.
The ESL Licensure Program is available in conjunction with the Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and prepares successful candidates to teach ESL in Vermont public schools in Grades pre-kindergarten through sixth, seventh through twelfth, or pre-kindergarten through twelfth.
Students need to apply to both the TESOL Program (for the Master's) and the Graduate Education Program (for licensure).
Saint Michael's College Graduate Programs in Education has an approved program that leads to teacher licensure in ESL PreK-6, 7-12, or PreK-12. This program is in conjunction with the master's degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program, and advisors are assigned in both programs.
There are 15 required courses for a total of 51 credits that you will need to take for the ESL PK-12 Initial Licensure Programs. These courses with their corresponding course descriptions are listed in our Graduate Catalogue under Licensure: English to Speakers of Other Languages. There is a recommended sequence for these courses.
Do you love working with non-native speakers? Find out more about this program. Contact:
Dr. Anne Judson
For other TESOL programs, contact:
Dr. Elizabeth O'Dowd