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Bilingual Education Endorsement

Graduate Endorsement, On-Campus Program

Teach effectively in two languages.

Earn the credential you need to teach in local bilingual schools, an area of education experiencing shortages of qualified teachers. This 15-credit program is designed for bilingual teachers who are or plan to be working in settings where instruction is delivered in two languages—such as dual language education and transitional bilingual education. The program leads to a Massachusetts endorsement in Bilingual Education, opening up career opportunities within bilingual settings.

In this program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the languages, cultures, and identities of linguistically diverse student populations. You'll learn research-based best practices for teaching emergent bilingual learners, as well as how to work in diverse environments to enact a commitment to social justice.

Apply the knowledge and skills you've developed through your coursework within field-based assignments in classrooms. If you're not a teacher of record in your own bilingual classroom, we'll work with you to gain early field experience in a local bilingual classroom.

Throughout your experience, you’ll receive personalized attention and feedback from faculty who are experienced practitioners engaged in work at the intersection of policy and practice,  and who are members of professional literacy organizations.

Come study at the place that educates more teachers than anyone else in New England. You'll benefit from the reputation of a school with exceptional programs, where school principals prefer to hire Lesley graduates and believe they're the most prepared for the classroom. (Source: Radius Global Market Research, 2017) 

Graduate Program Inquiry Form

Program Structure

Part-time on-campus program

15 Credits
Gain Skills and Expertise
Our Bilingual Education Endorsement program prepares you to:
Laura Schall Leckrone
English Language Learning
Laura Schall-Leckrone
Laura was a bilingual teacher, a Spanish teacher, and K–12 curriculum director in urban and suburban settings before becoming a professor. Her current work focuses on preparing teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth, and she is engaged in research with high school history teachers aimed at teaching bilingual learners skills of civic engagement. She publishes and presents frequently on ESL and TESOL subjects.
The degree employers are looking for.
Lesley graduates go on to rewarding careers in public and private schools, daycare centers, and beyond. That's because our programs are ranked #1 for preparing teachers with the skills Massachusetts employers are seeking, including:
Average salary for teachers in Massachusetts (2021-2022), according to the National Education Association.
Superintendents and other hiring managers across Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, reporting that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. (Source: Radius Global Market Research)
Top Schools
Massachusetts ranks as the best state to be a teacher, with some of the highest performing schools and best salaries in the country, according to US News.


Total approximate cost for this endorsement program.
Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Tuition
    On-Campus Tuition: $925/credit x 6
    Online Tuition: $750/credit x 9
  • Fees
    Comprehensive Fee
  • Total
Estimated Cost

All graduate students are reviewed for merit scholarships through the admissions process and are awarded at the time of acceptance. Other forms of financial aid are also available. Review all graduate tuition and fees, and what they cover. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective in the Summer term.

Total approximate cost for this endorsement program. Tuition and fees are for the 2023-2024 academic year.
We'll help ensure your degree is as affordable as possible. Use our step-by-step guide to apply for federal and university funding. Scholarships, grants, Work-Study, and loans. It’s all right here.

Next steps to apply

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