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The student seeking an additional licensure of English as a Second Language (ESL, PreK-6) must also complete a major in elementary education. The student is required to maintain a 2.70 cumulative GPA and earn a C or better in education classes. Students choose core humanities, social and natural science options which meet licensure requirements as defined by the Department of Education. Students must demonstrate a command of the English language (oral and written) at a level of proficiency set by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The student must meet licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of program completion.✣ See departmental advisors.
✣ The College reserves the right to alter program requirements as necessary to remain in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure standards.
In addition to completing the elementary education major requirements, the following courses are required for the concentration leading to licensure as an elementary teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) PreK-6.