This program is designed to prepare mainstream teachers to work with emergent bilingual learners/English language learners in their mainstream classroom settings. International students and others intending to work with emergent bilingual learners/English language learners in other contexts find the TELL certificate program useful as well.
Note: This page details the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) certificate program at the graduate level. We also offer this certificate at the undergraduate level. For more information, please visit the appropriate page.
For students enrolled in a licensure program, the TELL certificate program exceeds current state licensure requirements in Massachusetts. This expanded focus on emergent bilingual learners/English language learners reflects the social justice mission of the Lynch School.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
To be uploaded to your online Application Form.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office before the application deadline. Please note the following:
Only official sealed (unopened) transcripts are acceptable. An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in email@example.com to ensure it is received by our office.
Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:
Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467