MATESOL Pathway Program

Prepare for the MATESOL program with academic and language support.

For over 30 years, Saint Michael’s MATESOL Pathway Program (formerly Graduate Academic English Program or GAEP) has successfully prepared international students for university level work. Now, the AEP is also available for graduate students.

The MATESOL Pathway Program (MPP) provides language preparation for students with high-intermediate to advanced English proficiency who are conditionally admitted to the Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program at Saint Michael’s College.

MPP students take two credit-bearing MATESOL courses, as well as two courses in advanced English: Advanced College Writing and Introduction to Literature.

Upon completion of the MPP, you will have a total of 6 credits out of the 36 required to complete the MATESOL program.  The program is one full semester (16 weeks) and is offered in the fall and spring terms.

Successful completion of the MPP is defined as earning a Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 with no grades lower than C and meeting our English-language proficiency requirements.


  • Conditional admission to the MATESOL program (apply here)
  • TOEFL of 71 iBT (530pBT) or IELTS of 6.0 (with no subtest below 5.5)

Students whose English test scores do not meet this requirement may apply to study in our Intensive English Program.


For program costs, please visit this page.


Limited on-campus housing is available for international graduate students.


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