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English as a Second Language

Cambridge College

12 months
574 USD/credit 17220 USD/year
574 USD/credit 17220 USD/year
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English as a Second Language from Cambridge College is designed for working professionals. 


English as a Second Language from Cambridge College meets all state regulations for licensing of Teachers of English as a Second Language, with the Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement. The program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.English learners are one of the fastest growing groups of students in the United States. 


Graduates of the licensure program are able to teach English as a second language in a variety of educational settings, such as:

  • Public, private, and charter schools
  • Educational collaboratives
  • Community programs

Licensure graduates are also eligible for the Massachusetts SEI Teacher Endorsement.

Non-licensure master’s degree graduates are able to provide ESL support and tutoring in schools, and to teach or tutor ESL in other settings including:

  • Higher education intensive ESL
  • Other countries
  • Immigrant support programs
  • Workplace ESL

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education for English Learners
  • Linguistics and Language Variations
  • Methods and Materials for English as a Second Language
  • Teaching Reading and Writing to ESL Students
  • Technology for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
  • Equitable Assessment for ESL Learners
  • Second Language Acquisition and Culture
  • Sheltered Instruction and Assessment
  • Identification and Instruction of ESL Learners with Disabilities
  • Teaching Content to ESL Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

A completed application must be received within enough time for students to receive the i20 and arrive in the U.S. prior to the term start-date.


30 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • A complete, signed application
  • Application fee: $100.00
  • Completed Application Supplement for F1 International Students
  • Photocopy of your current passport
  • Photocopy of your visa (if you are currently in the U.S.)
  • Photocopy of pages 1 and 3 of your current I-20 (if you are in the U.S. in F1 status)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of reference
  • Official transcripts 
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Second letter of reference
  • Current résumé
  • Earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA required.
  • Two Professional Recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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