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English as a Second Language

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin March 2, 2020
Application Priority Deadline: January 27, 2020


Prospective students may apply for admission to the MSEd/EdS in English as a Second Language throughout the year. Classes begin every February, June, and October.


For consideration, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now 
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
  3. An original essay of 300-500 words on the topic: "Why the MSEd/EdS in English as a Second Language is important to my personal and professional goals"
  4. A current resume
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. A signed program requirement form  - Click Here to download the form
  7. A copy of MTEL results (optional)
  8. A copy of your current teaching license (optional)
  9. Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required of all applicants whose first language is not English ( The program requires a score of 550 or higher)

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106


To earn an initial license in English as a Second Language, the student must:

  • Complete 39-42 graduate credits as designated in this program
  • Maintain a cgpa of 3.0 (B) or better
  • Pass the MTEL (Communication & Literacy MTEL skills test and the English as a Second Language subject matter test)
  • Complete a year-long practicum experience

Please visit the MSEd/EdS in English as a Second Language program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options and more!