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 ELL students has increased by more than 61% since 2000 although the number of teachers prepared to teach ELLs in the content areas has remained stagnant. 

Project SAEL funds a seven course Graduate Licensure-Only Program in Teaching ESL for licensed teachers and qualified professionals from our partner communities. We also provide funding for and train undergraduates, double majoring in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Education, to complete a teacher licensure program. All SAEL members will receive an SEI endorsement upon completing their programs of study.

Project SAEL will run through the spring 2017 semester. We welcome all of those interested in working with ELLs in Salem, Lynn, or Revere to apply. Further details can be found on the application page here.