Salem State University is proud to announce Project SAEL (Successful Advancement of English Learners in Gateway Cities in Massachusetts). Project SAEL is a five-year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, designed to increase the number of well-prepared teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in Salem, Lynn, and Revere. In Massachusetts, the number of ELLs has increased by 57% since 2000 although the number of teachers prepared to teach ELLs in the content areas has remained stagnant.
Through Project SAEL, we will train and provide funding for undergraduates double majoring in one of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Education to complete a teacher licensure program. All students will receive an SEI endorsement. We will also fund a five-to-seven course Graduate Licensure-Only Program in Teaching ESL for licensed teachers and qualified professionals from our partner communities.
Project SAEL will run until 2017. We welcome all of those interested in working with English Language Learners in Salem, Lynn, or Revere to apply. Further details can be found on the application page here.