Study TESOL in Vermont at Saint Michael's

MATESOL and PK-12 Endorsement for Licensed Teachers

teacher with classLicensed Vermont school teachers may take the state-approved PK-12 ELL Endorsement Program as part of their MATESOL program (36 credits). Coursework involves a 60-hour practicum with English learners in local schools.

Students also must complete a MATESOL Portfolio before graduation and pass the state-mandated Praxis II examination to be recommended for the Vermont ELL Endorsement.

Recommended Course Sequence (36 credits)*

Based on a 4-semester completion plan, starting Fall semester. All courses are 3 credits.

Fall 1 (9 credits)

  • GSL 506 Becoming a TESOL Professional
  • GSL 542 Introduction to Language Teaching
  • GSL 546 PK-12 Literacy for ESOL (+ practicum)

Spring (9 credits)

  • GSL 612 Bilingualism and Multicultural Education
  • GSL 655 Language Learning and Assessment for Children
  • GSL Elective

Summer (9 credits)

  • GSL 500 Foundations of Linguistics
  • GSL 502 English Grammar (+ practicum)
  • GSL 543 Teaching of Oral Skills in ESOL

Fall 2 (9 credits)

  • GSL 547 ESOL in the Content Areas (+ practicum)
  • GSL Elective
  • GSL Elective
  • Portfolio 

*NOTE: If you do not follow this recommended sequence we cannot guarantee that a course you need will be offered when you want it. Independent study for these courses is not an option.

Want to know more?

For questions about the TESOL Graduate Programs, inquire online or contact:

Administrative Assistant, MATESOL

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