How to Apply

Apply for our Bilingual Education Endorsement program.

Please note: If you are an international student, this program is not yet available for students on an F-1 visa. Please contact our International Student Services Office if you should have any questions at


Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The Bilingual Education Endorsement program begins once a year.

Start Term: Fall

Suggested Deadline: August 1

Please contact if you would like to apply after the deadline has passed. Late applications will be reviewed if space is available.

Application Form

Application Form

Apply online for your graduate education program.

Apply Online for 2024.

Submit Documents

Submit Documents

You'll need to submit the following supporting materials.

You can send the documents separately, but we won't be able to make an admissions decision until we've received everything.

Official Transcripts

Have each institution where you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree send us your official transcript.

If your transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.

If you’re enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you’ve taken to date. Submit your final official transcript once you’ve completed the degree program.

If your degree is from outside of the United States, you will be required to submit a Foreign Academic Credentials Evaluation.

Evaluation Agencies

Contact one of these agencies to get your credentials evaluated:

You’ll need a document-by-document evaluation. Exception: Expressive Therapies master's degree programs require a course-by-course evaluation instead.

If you’re submitting a foreign academic credential evaluation, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for your transcript requirement if official transcripts were provided to the evaluation agency.

Your transcripts need to be:

  • Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
  • Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
  • Received by Graduate Admissions Services in envelopes sealed by the sending institution, or sent electronically directly from the institution

Send transcripts to: or

Lesley University
Graduate Admissions Services
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

2 Letters of Recommendation

Include 2 recent recommendations from those you’ve worked with closely in an academic or professional setting.

  • At least one of your recommendations should come from a present or former supervisor.

  • If you’re in school or are a recent graduate, one recommendation should come from a professor.

  • We don’t accept recommendations written by friends or family, or that were written more than 2 years before your application date.

Within your online application form, include the names and emails of the people writing your letters of recommendation. They'll receive an email from you with an electronic recommendation form, and they can upload a letter if they choose.

Teaching Licenses

To apply for the Bilingual Education Endorsement program, you need to have an initial license in a general education area such as early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education, etc. Please submit a copy of the teaching licenses or certifications you hold.

Written Personal Statement & Writing Sample

The Bilingual Education Endorsement program requires two pieces of writing:

  1. Written Personal Statement, in English
  2. Language Proficiency Writing Sample, in a language other than English

Written Personal Statement (250-500 words)

Your written personal statement gives us insight into your motivation, purpose in pursuing a degree program, writing skills, and communication style. It’s an important part of our review process.

In English, describe:

  • Your interest in, or experience with, bilingual individuals
  • Your goals for graduate study in this area
  • How this program in Bilingual Education will help you achieve your goals

Language Proficiency Writing Sample (250-300 words)

In Spanish or another language other than English, describe a teaching experience that was meaningful to you and explain why it was meaningful.

Current Résumé

Show relevant work, volunteer, or academic experience on your résumé.

Contact Admissions

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