EdM in English & Language Arts Education

Boston University’s Master in Education (EdM) for English and Language Arts provides students with the opportunity to both earn a master’s degree and do the coursework for professional teaching licensure in English grades 5-12. Our program is designed for individuals with an initial teaching license or persons interested in teaching outside the public school system.

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Our program is designed for individuals with an initial teaching license or persons interested in teaching outside the public school system.

In our year-long program, we’ll further advance your skills through graduate-level coursework in English literature and advanced instructional methods in English education. In concert with our core faculty advisors, you will craft an individualized program of study to most meaningfully advance your teaching knowledge and practice.

Our program is committed to teaching for social justice and disrupting inequality based in White supremacy, anti-Blackness, cis-heternormative patriarchy, ableism, and dominant English monolingualism. We’ll introduce evidence-based and culturally sustaining teaching practices for developing students’ literacy and literary skills. The program offers optional opportunities for teaching across the year at field experiences in schools and local community-based organizations, including 826Boston.

Career Outcomes

  • 10th Grade English Teacher
  • 12th Grade English Teacher

Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Christina L. Dobbs, Assistant Professor

Davena Jackson, Clinical Assistant Professor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, Dr. Christina Dobbs, cdobbs@bu.edu, 617-353-4864.

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