English & Language Arts Education

Students can earn a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in English and Language Arts Education. Our program is designed for individuals who hold a master’s degree in education or a related field and wish to prepare for careers as supervisors, department chairs, curriculum developers, and consultants.

We work to advance teachers’ skills through graduate-level coursework in English literature, advanced instructional methods in English education, educational leadership, and other courses selected by the individual. In concert with our core faculty advisors, students craft an individualized program of study to acquire knowledge and practice best suited toward their future goals.

Our program:

  • Introduces research-based teaching and leadership practices through modeling, discussion, simulation, and video study.
  • Can be completed full-time in two semesters or part-time for a longer duration.
  • Supports practicing teachers with evening coursework and assignments embedded in current teaching contexts.
  • Offers personalized academic and career advising with core English education faculty.

Faculty Contact Information: Professor Christina Dobbs, cdobbs@bu.edu, 617-353-4864
Graduate Admissions Contact Information: sedgrad@bu.edu, 617-353-4237

For program requirements and additional details, please visit the BU Bulletin.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.