Strategies to Teach ELLs.
Enrolling Now, Classes Begin October 24, 2022
English Language Learners (ELLs) are among the fastest-growing populations in U.S. schools. Institutions are in need of teachers who are trained to work with the ELL population. These educators understand the process of teaching English as a second language (ESL), while also working to assist students in achieving success in all content areas.
Bay Path's MSEd/EdS in English as a Second Language prepares educators on how to effectively develop the English skills of their
students, while fostering an understanding of ESL methodology and pedagogy. Our dynamic courses explore how students learn additional languages and teaches strategies, techniques and best practices that values their linguistic and cultural diversity. Our MSEd/EdS in English as a Second Language has 3 Program Options:
Initial Licensure PreK-6: For students seeking a Massachusetts Initial License in English as a Second Language PreK-6
Initial Licensure 5-12 : For students seeking a Massachusetts Initial License in English as a Second Language 5-12
Non-Licensure : For students seeking the MSEd or EdS degree without licensure
Do you know other interested teachers? If there is a significant interest in your area, contact us to discuss cohort options.
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When can I start the program?
Classes begin every February, June, and October
Is the program offered online or in person?
Courses are offered online.
How does the program run?
Option to attend full-time or part-time while continuing with family life, work, and other commitments
What will I learn?
Program content covers first and second language acquisition, linguistics, assessment, methods for teaching ESL, and historical, legal & philosophical bases for ESL
Who teaches the courses?
Collaborate with a network of like-minded professionals and supportive
faculty in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive classroom setting
Do you offer MTEL preparation?
Yes. Bay Path University’s educator preparation programs offer various ways candidates can prepare for MTELs (Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure).
How much is tuition?
The per credit cost of tuition can be found
Can I get help paying for my degree?
Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?
No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.
Will I have access to learning resources?
How can I schedule an appointment to learn more?
Professional Licensure and Certification
Bay Path offers a number of education programs approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification as leading to an initial teacher license in Massachusetts. In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by DESE. Students will not be recommended for certification until all program requirements are met.
Students interested in teaching outside of Massachusetts must successfully complete the campus-based program and achieve initial teacher certification in Massachusetts. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) interstate agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the agreement.
Although there may be state-specific conditions applicable to individual jurisdictions, the agreement makes it possible for an educator who completed an approved program and/or who holds a certificate or license in one jurisdiction to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction provided they meet state-specific conditions. Bay Path provides support for students who earn their Massachusetts teaching license and wish to transfer that license to teach in another state.
Please note that Bay Path also offers online post-licensure Master of Science in Education and Education Specialist (MSEd, EdS) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials. However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, Bay Path does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank and/or salary endorsements and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board.
There are 81,147 ELLs in Mass. public schools, making up 8.5% of the total student population.
There are approximately 4.8 million English Language Learners enrolled in public schools throughout the United States.
Nearly 50% have a specific learning disability, compared to nearly 38% of students with disabilities who are not ELLs.
As the number of children with difficulty speaking English has increased (from 1.25 million in 1979 to 2.44 million in 1995), so has the burden on school systems to recruit teachers with the skills necessary to teach these classes.
DEMAND FOR THIS ROLE IS HIGH!
27% of all schools with bilingual/ESL teaching vacancies found them very difficult or impossible to fill, more than for many other teaching fields.