Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education, in conjunction with the Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL), offers a state-approved program that prepares students for the initial Vermont teacher license. Acceptance to both MATESOL and the Graduate Education Licensure Program is required. Admission to MATESOL does not guarantee admission to Licensure.
Coursework consists of 46 credits: 21 credits in TESOL, 16 credits in Graduate Education, and a nine-credit student teaching component. Some TESOL courses may be offered partially or fully online.
Candidates for ELL Licensure are also required to document a second-language learning experience (see MATESOL advisor). A portfolio is required for the Licensure Program (see Graduate Education advisor). Candidates must pass both Praxis I and Praxis II (ESOL) examinations.