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Program Requirements for Full-Time Graduate Students

tell (teachers english language learners) certificate program

Courses (6 credits)
Undergraduate students completing the TELL certificate program are required to take ED 346 and  ED 308. Graduate students completing the TELL certificate program are required to take ED 346 and ED 621.

ED 346 Teaching Bilingual Students
ED 308 Bilingualism in Schools and Communities (undergraduate students)    ED 621 Bilingual, Second Language and Literacy Development (graduate students)

Additional course descriptions and course schedules are available online.

Field Experience
Undergraduates.  ED 151, 152, 153: Pre-Practicum Experience with ELL/bilingual learners and/or academic language.

Graduate Students.  ED 429: Pre-Practicum Experience with ELL/bilingual learners and/or academic language. (Preferably taken the same semester as ED 346)

Inquiry Seminar
ED 231 or ED 431: Include ELL/bilingual learners in the population served

Note: Training in the Massachusetts English Language Assessment - Oral (MELA-O), which was formerly required for the TELL certificate program will not longer be required since the state is in the process of changing the assessment to be used with English Language learners in Massachusetts.