Dual Language Certificate

Unique in the state of Massachusetts, our Dual Language Certificate Program aims to meet the needs of our school partners, diverse students, and teachers. This 15 credit certificate program will begin in summer 2017. Learn the theory and practice of dual language education with world-renowned educators in the field. 


The certificate program consists of a classroom-based fieldwork component (100 hours) and five courses that can be taken at your own pace:

Apling 605: Theories and Principles of Language Teaching
Apling 614: Foundations of Bilingual/Multilingual Education
Apling 615: Dual Language Pedagogy
Apling 616: Curriculum Development in Bilingual Education 
Apling 618: Teaching ESL: Methods and Approaches


Join other teachers in exploring and critiquing current policy, practice, and research on dual language education and working together with the dynamic dual language community in the greater Boston area to engage dual language learners in strengths-based curriculum and classroom practices.


MA in Applied Linguistics
Interested in pursuing an MA in Applied Linguistics with concentrations in ESL/Bilingual Studies or Foreign Language Peadagogy? You can consider applying to our MA while pursuing your Certificate and transfer courses into the master’s program.


How to Apply

Please include a short statement of interest in the Dual Language Certificate Program, your resume, a recommendation (professional recommendations are accepted) and an academic transcript in your application. This link (https://admissions.umb.edu/graduate-students/apply) will take you to the online applications for all programs in Applied Linguistics. Once you start your application select the Dual Language Certificate from the drop-down menu which list programs.



Spring semester admissions: November 1st  (If you have a completed application by October 1st, you will receive a decision by November 1st)

Fall semester admissions: April 1st (If you have a completed application by January 15th, you will receive a decision by March 1st)


Please contact us at applied.linguistics@umb.edu, we will be happy to answer your questions!