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Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.

Teaching English as a Second Language:

Students in the licensure program prepare to become ESL teachers at the pre-K–6 (preschool/elementary) or the 5–12 (middle/high school) level. Coursework includes the study of current research and practice in second language acquisition and assessment and instruction of oral language, reading, and writing. The program of study also includes coursework in linguistics, sheltered teaching methodologies, and policy issues that influence assessment and instruction of second-language learners in U.S. public schools. Students complete a prepracticum in the fall semester in a public-school classroom and a full-time practicum (student-teaching) in the spring semester. Interested candidates who already possess an initial teaching license in another field and who would like to earn the master’s degree and the ESL license also are encouraged to apply and meet with the Program Coordinator to plan a program of study.

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