Boston College Lynch School offers the Teaching English Language Learners (TELL) certificate program at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
This program is designed to prepare mainstream teachers to work with bilingual learners/English Language Learners in their mainstream classroom settings. International students and others intending to work with bilingual learners/English language learners in other contexts find the TELL certificate program useful as well.
The certificate program exceeds current state licensure requirements in Massachusetts. This expanded focus on bilingual learners/English language learners reflects the social justice mission of the Lynch School.
First and second language acquisition theory
Research on bilingualism
Culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy for content, language and literacy learning for bilingual learners/English language learners
Effective practices for working with bilingual learners/English language learners and their families.
|EDUC 6346||Teaching Bilingual Students||3||X||X|
|EDUC 3308||Bilingualism in School and Communities||3||X|
|EDUC 7621||Bilingualism, Second Language and Literacy Development||3||X|
|Bilingual Learners/English Language Learners Field Experience
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
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.
Undergraduate transcripts are required as part of the application process and graduate transcripts are accepted, but not required. Please note the following:
Only official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the relevant administrator, are acceptable.
Copies and unofficial transcripts are not acceptable.
If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate degree at the time your transcript is sent, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:
Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467