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English as a Second Language

Bay Path's English as a Second Language graduate program is designed for candidates who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language. The program has track options available for Massachusetts initial license for teaching PreK-6 or 5-12 students. There is also an option available for non-licensure. Courses are a combination of online and on campus, offered at the East Longmeadow, Massachusetts campus.

A distinctive emphasis of the program is its holistic view of English language acquisition relating to first and second language, linguistics, language assessment, methods for teaching ESL, historical, legal and philosophical bases for ESL, including inclusion in content and general education classes, sheltered-ESL classes, pullout classes, and bilingual programs. 


Click on a concentration to view courses and descriptions:

  • Initial Licensure PreK-6: This option is for candidates who want to earn a Massachusetts Initial License in English as a Second Language PreK-6.
  • Initial Licensure 5-12: This option is for candidates who want to earn a Massachusetts Initial License in English as a Second Language 5-12.
  • Non-LicensureThis option is for students NOT seeking Massachusetts Initial Licensure in English as a Second Language.