English & Language Arts Education

The Master of Education in English & Language Arts Education provides advanced study for educators with initial licensure seeking professional licensure and those interested in working outside of the US public school system.  Students in the EdM program prepare for careers as teachers, supervisors, department chairs, curriculum developers, and consultants.

The Master’s program emphasizes both recent research and successful practices in English and language arts education. You will study English and American literature, research on language development, classroom teaching methodology, and service to schools and children. The program focuses on research findings that help improve instructional methodology, materials, and curricula. You will examine the art and the craft of teaching language and literature.

Students in the EdM program may earn a professional license for classroom teaching if they have the appropriate preliminary experience and hold an initial licensure. In addition to coursework, the professional license track includes a 60 hour supervised field experience focused on a curriculum, departmental, or administrative project.

Program Fast Facts

  • Program Requirements: To view a listing of program requirements and coursework information, please visit the Boston University Bulletin for the EdM in English Language Arts Education.
  • Program Duration: One academic year. Duration for part-time students vary.
  • Start Term: You may begin the program during the fall, spring or summer semester.
  • Licensure: Upon completion of the program including a supervised field experience and Massachusetts testing requirements, you may be licensed at the professional level to teach English grades 5–8 or 8–12.
  • Faculty Contact Information: Professor Christina Dobbs, cdobbs@bu.edu, 617-353-4864
  • Graduate Admissions Contact Information: sedgrad@bu.edu, 617-353-4237

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.