Bachelor of Science in Bilingual Education (ESL)

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing for a teaching career with bilingual children in the English as a Second Language (ESL) and Structured English Immersion (SEI) classroom settings at the elementary, middle, or high school levels.

What you’ll learn

First- and second-language acquisition and linguistics, literacy instruction and assessment, culturally relevant pedagogy, and curriculum development.

Bachelor of Science in Deaf Studies

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in fields related to working with Deaf people, including working in education, counseling, social justice, human services, linguistics, and other professions requiring competency in American Sign Language.

What you’ll learn

Students will develop insights and a genuine appreciation for the culture, contributions, and contemporary issues related to Deaf people in the United States, as well as in-depth training in American Sign Language.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students who are genuinely curious about children to engage in a course of study that focuses on children’s development and learning, leading to a career as an early childhood educator.

What you’ll learn

Students learn an innovative, inquiry-based approach to curriculum design, acquire a solid foundation in liberal arts, and a deep understanding of the knowledge and dispositions of highly effective early childhood educators.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing for careers as elementary educators who care deeply about the education of children and who are dedicated to narrowing the opportunity gap to ensure that children from all walks of life reach their true potential.

What you’ll learn

A comprehensive, multidisciplinary curriculum with a foundation of liberal arts courses to support professional education courses, meet licensure requirements, and provide authentic field experiences.

Bachelor of Science in English Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing to teach English (grades 5-8 and 8-12) and those planning careers in related fields such as publishing, instructional materials and curriculum development, and educational research.

What you’ll learn

You’ll complete courses on topics such as lesson design, classroom management, and advanced methods in teaching text and writing, as well as courses on a variety of literary topics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing to become licensed mathematics teachers at the middle and high school levels.

What you’ll learn

Students develop a deep content knowledge, learn effective methods of teaching mathematics to students of varying ages and abilities, and become expert designers of mathematics curriculum materials.

Bachelor of Science in Modern Foreign Language Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing for initial licensure to teach Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish at the 5-12 grade-levels.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a strong foundation in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish, while preparing to work in a variety of school contexts through coursework in education, classroom management, special education, second language acquisition, linguistics, and foreign language methods that emphasizes a proficiency-based communicative approach to language teaching .

Bachelor of Science in Science Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students preparing for the professional responsibilities of designing, teaching, and supervising science programs at middle and secondary school levels.

What you’ll learn

Students learn effective science teaching methods in the area of specialization that best fits their teaching ambition: Biology, Chemistry, General Science, and Physics.

Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education

Who is this program for?

Students interested in becoming middle and high school social studies educators, as well as educators who want to work in museums, non-profit organizations, and informal educational settings, in the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and other social sciences.

What you’ll learn

Through coursework in history and social science content, classroom management, curriculum development, and teaching methods, prospective teachers are prepared to foster students’ historical thinking, citizenship skills, and content knowledge.

Bachelor of Science in Special Education

Who is this program for?

Undergraduate students aspiring towards a variety of careers working with and supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. Students will be prepared for careers as teachers, job coaches, and as residential care support.

What you’ll learn

Students train to be engaging, effective professionals through a combination of coursework and field-based experiences working with children and youth with disabilities in school or non-school settings.

Minor in Applied Human Development

Who is this program for?

Students seeking the opportunity to explore interests in human development, health, wellness and working with youth in a variety of settings.

What you’ll learn

The minor has focused coursework in one of four tracks: Health, Physical Education, Coaching, or Positive Youth Development.

Minor in Deaf Studies

Who is this program for?

Students looking for the opportunity to develop insights into, and genuine appreciation for the culture, contributions, and contemporary issues related to Deaf people in the United States.

What you’ll learn

Core coursework provides a foundation in the historical and cultural background of the Deaf community.

Minor in Education

Who is this program for?

Students looking to explore an interest in teaching and in the educational system that forms the basis of PreK – 12 education.

What you’ll learn

This minor offers courses that introduce students to the teaching profession, the sociocultural context of education, educational policy, and other essential topics pertaining to education.

Minor in Emotional and Behavioral Challenges in Schools

Who is this program for?

Students interested in exploring the needs of children and adolescents with emotional behavioral challenges.

What you’ll learn

The minor focuses on coursework and fieldwork on student mental health and school-based behavioral health services.

Minor in Mathematics Education

Who is this program for?

Students interested in the teaching and learning of math and sharing their passion with other students in the community.

What you’ll learn

Our program offers courses that will introduce you to the teaching profession, improve your own problem solving abilities, and prepare you to effectively tutor students at the elementary, middle, or high school levels.

Minor in Special Education

Who is this program for?

Students looking to enhance their knowledge and experiences with individuals with disabilities.

What you’ll learn

Our curriculum is designed to introduce students to a diverse range of disabilities, including physical, learning, emotional, and severe.

‌Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development

Who is this program for?

Candidates preparing to be leaders in the field of counseling psychology and the interdisciplinary field of applied human development.

What you’ll learn

Our program focuses on the use of evidence-based practices to promote optimal development for children, youth, and young adults in diverse settings and follows a scientist-practitioner model of training.

16-Credit Certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Who is this program for?

For teachers and administrators eager to explore and analyze a wide range of text genres and forms in children’s and young adult (YA) literature to strengthen and support classroom instruction.

What you’ll learn

Courses expand teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and instructional use of children’s and YA literature (including both fiction and nonfiction) and increase the range of classroom texts that teachers can offer within and across content areas.

16-Credit Certificate in Literacy Intervention

Who is this program for?

Teachers and administrators working with children in elementary and middle schools who wish to bolster their skills in leadership in literacy assessment and instruction.

What you’ll learn

Advanced instruction on developing skills and knowledge held by critical readers, writers, and speakers.

16-Credit Certificate in Program Planning, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation

Who is this program for?

Educators involved in public and private elementary and secondary education, higher education, non-formal education in community agencies, informal education in museums, parks, camps, and other recreational settings, or who are training in business and industry.

 

What you’ll learn

Prepares individuals to engage in interrelated skills and competencies that anchor the design, delivery, oversight, and evaluation of a wide array of educational programs.

16-Credit Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language: PreK-6

Who is this program for?

Future teachers of English to young speakers of other languages, and it is most appropriate for teachers and administrators who hope to learn more about best practices for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

What you’ll learn

First- and second-language acquisition and linguistics, literacy instruction and assessment, culturally relevant pedagogy, curriculum development, and policy issues that influence assessment and instruction of bilingual learners.

16-Credit Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Who is this program for?

Future teachers of English to speakers of other language who hold bachelor’s or advanced degrees, individuals making mid-career changes, and those who are already volunteering or working in this field.

What you’ll learn

A theoretical introduction to the nature and structure of language, key factors affecting second-language acquisition, and communicative approaches to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language.

16-Credit Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: 5-12

Who is this program for?

Future teachers of English to upper-elementary, middle school, and high school students, and it is most appropriate for teachers and administrators who hope to learn more about best practices for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

What you’ll learn

First- and second-language acquisition and linguistics, literacy instruction and assessment, culturally relevant pedagogy, curriculum development, and policy issues that influence assessment and instruction of bilingual learners.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Curriculum & Teaching

Who is this program for?

Teachers who already hold an initial license who are seeking advanced interdisciplinary study in education and who want to study schools and the profession of teaching without pursuing a license for teaching.

What you’ll learn

Individuals will learn about the complex issues of contemporary education as they prepare to be outstanding leaders in teaching and supervisory positions.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Developmental Studies with a concentration in Literacy & Language Education

Who is this program for?

Students who hold a master’s degree in education or a related field and are interested in research and practice in literacy and language in public and non-public education settings.

What you’ll learn

This course of study addresses research and theory that informs the acquisition, development, and use of language and literacy in home, school, and community settings.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Early Childhood Education

Who is this program for?

Candidates who are already licensed to teach PreK-2nd grade and who hold a master’s degree or the equivalent. This program is suited for educators who are seeking to develop their knowledge in a particular area within the field of early childhood education.

What you’ll learn

Students meet with advisors to construct a plan of coursework that addresses the diverse goals of the individual.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education of the Deaf

Who is this program for?

Candidates who already hold master’s degrees in Deaf Education or a related field, and who are interested in career enhancement or additional graduate study.

What you’ll learn

Students in the program explore the nature of language, linguistic theory, language acquisition, the teaching of language (ASL and English), as well as instructional strategies for teaching reading, math, science, and social studies.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Who is this program for?

Students who have already achieved a master’s degree in a relevant program and who are interested in continuing their education.

What you’ll learn

Our program prepares students to adopt a reflective mindset that critically considers how personal and professional narratives, context, relationships, historical inequities, and contemporary issues affect and guide administration at any level.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in English & Language Arts Education

Who is this program 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.

What you’ll learn

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.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Mathematics Education

Who is this program for?

Students who have a master’s degree and teaching license but wish to significantly expand their knowledge of mathematics education.

What you’ll learn

This program offers courses that assist teachers in becoming leaders, conducting research in classrooms, designing professional development with other math teachers, and developing curriculum.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Reading Education

Who is this program for?

Individuals aspiring to become master teachers of reading and writing, and to build that foundation with students.

What you’ll learn

You will encounter an intense learning experience and gain a deep and thorough understanding of the theory and research that is fundamental to sound and successful teaching of reading and writing.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Science Education

Who is this program for?

Students who hold a master’s degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in pursuit of a leadership role in science education.

What you’ll learn

Students in our program have the opportunity to craft a combination of elective courses that best represent their background, interests, and career goals.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Social Studies Education

Who is this program for?

Students with a master’s degree, or international equivalent, who are preparing for careers as teachers, department chairs, supervisors, curriculum developers, museum educators, and consultants in the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and other social sciences.

What you’ll learn

Through coursework in curriculum and instruction, educational research, and history and social science content, we prepare educators to advance students’ historical thinking, citizenship skills, and content knowledge.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Special Education

Who is this program for?

Students who have completed a master’s degree and wish to pursue further specialized study in the field of Special Education.

What you’ll learn

Our curriculum addresses individuals with disabilities, as well as the programs, supports, and public policies that affect individuals with special needs throughout their lives.

Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Teaching

Who is this program for?

Educators seeking to build a solid academic content foundation in one of six areas of specialization.

What you’ll learn

You will strengthen your knowledge base and professional skills pertinent to forming, designing, implementing, and evaluating specific educational programs.

Doctor of Education in Language and Literacy Education

Who is this program for?

Candidates interested in teaching, research, and policy-making in public or private institutions of higher education, or in leadership positions in PreK–12 education and policy settings.

What you’ll learn

This program provides candidates with a rigorous and in-depth approach to the study of language and literacy development with particular attention to the teaching and learning implications of varied cultural, linguistic, and economic contexts.

Doctor of Education in Special Education

Who is this program for?

Students seeking to assume roles as leaders in the field of special education as teacher educators, program administrators, and researchers.

What you’ll learn

We are a program dedicated to learning about the nature of disabilities and the ways in which individuals, families, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies work to improve the quality of life and outcomes for individuals with disabilities in school, employment, recreational, and residential settings.

Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education

Who is this program for?

Individuals with a background in English literature or a related field who wish to teach English/language arts in middle and high schools. This program is designed to assist students in earning an initial teaching license.

What you’ll learn

We prepare teachers to work in a variety of school contexts, through coursework in literature, teaching methods, and supporting students with varying needs, as well as field experiences every semester.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education

Who is this program for?

Students who wish to become high school or middle school mathematics teachers, and who have an undergraduate degree or significant coursework in mathematics.

What you’ll learn

This degree will prepare you to teach secondary mathematics (grades 5-12) and leads to an initial license so that you can teach just about anywhere.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Modern Foreign Language Education

Who is this program for?

Students with a background in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish who want to pursue graduate work in Modern Foreign Language Education and obtain initial teacher licensure at the 5-12 grade-level.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a strong foundation in second language acquisition, linguistics, and foreign language methods that emphasizes a proficiency-based communicative approach to language teaching, while preparing to work in a variety of school contexts through coursework in foreign language pedagogy, special education, classroom management, foundations of education, as well as elective courses in Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education

Who is this program for?

Students seeking to prepare for their initial teacher licensure in the State of Massachusetts and to further strengthen their foundation of sound scientific literacy and scientific ways of thinking.

What you’ll learn

Our program works closely in collaboration with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to provide students with a diverse curriculum that addresses professional education, content fields, and authentic field experiences in the classroom.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Social Studies Education

Who is this program for?

Future social studies teachers who are committed to working in urban and suburban schools and with diverse student populations and who are seeking to fulfill academic requirements for an initial teacher license in Massachusetts, which has reciprocity with most other states.

What you’ll learn

Through coursework in history and social science content, classroom management, curriculum development, and teaching methods, prospective teachers are prepared to foster their own students’ historical thinking, citizenship skills, and content knowledge.

Master of Education in Applied Human Development

Who is this program for?

Individuals seeking to provide a foundation for the health and wellness of individuals throughout their lifespan in the areas of Positive Youth Development, Physical Education and Coaching, and Health Education.

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn to be an innovator in the field of education; to implement a holistic, student-centered approach to your practice; and to engage families, schools, and communities in supporting healthy development.

Master of Education in Counseling

Who is this program for?

Individuals preparing to enter professional roles as mental health counselors, school guidance counselors, and sports psychology consultants.

What you’ll learn

Our students learn through a combination of sequenced coursework, pertaining to the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults in areas such as counseling theories and techniques, cross-cultural perspectives, lifespan development, psychopathology, psychological testing, research, positive psychology, and ethics, as well as through ample and diverse hands-on experiences in the field.

Master of Education in Curriculum & Teaching (Online)

Who is this program for?

Educators preparing to be outstanding leaders in teaching, supervisory, and curriculum development positions.

What you’ll learn

This program focuses on deepening educators’ knowledge of the most effective ways to present academic content within their field and to all of the students they serve.

Master of Education in Curriculum & Teaching

Who is this program for?

Educators seeking to build a solid academic content foundation in one of six areas of specialization.

What you’ll learn

You’ll craft a course of study which allows you to pursue the education issues which interest you most as you prepare to be an outstanding leader in teaching, supervisory, and research positions.

Master of Education in Deaf Education

Who is this program for?

Candidates seeking to prepare for initial licensure as a Teacher of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing for all levels.

What you’ll learn

Our courses are designed to give students a strong background in the principles of language, literacy, and cognitive development. We are committed to the idea that teachers must promote programming that creates meaningful roles for American Sign Language and English. You will complete an advanced sequence of ASL coursework and pass an ASL proficiency assessment prior to graduation.

 

Master of Education in Developmental Studies with a focus on Literacy & Language Education

Who is this program for?

Students who are interested in research and practice in literacy and language in public and non-public education settings.

What you’ll learn

The course of study addresses research and theory that informs the acquisition, development, and use of language and literacy in home, school, and community settings.

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Who is this program for?

Students who are genuinely curious about the development and learning of young children. This program can lead to Massachusetts Early Childhood (Prek-2) Teacher Initial Licensure upon successful completion.

What you’ll learn

The Early Childhood Program, from the first semester to final student teaching, is carefully crafted to provide students with the knowledge and dispositions of highly effective early childhood educators.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Who is this program for?

Individuals looking to be PreK-12 public, independent, and international school and district leaders, higher education administrators, and education-related community, state, federal, and institutional leaders and analysts.

What you’ll learn

You will complete coursework in one of three concentrations, Higher Education Administration, PreK-12 Educational Leadership, or No Sub-Concentration, as you consider how personal and professional narratives, context, relationships, historical inequities, and contemporary issues affect and guide administration at any level.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration

Who is this program for?

Students seeking to begin or advance their careers in college and university administration in roles that include student life, financial aid, admissions, career advisement, pre-college advisement, development and alumni relations.

What you’ll learn

Students develop a broad foundation in higher education administration, including insight into historical/contemporary perspectives, current issues, governance, legal issues, and social and personnel functions of higher education.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration (Online)

Who is this program for?

Students seeking to begin or advance their careers in college and university administration in roles that include student life, financial aid, admissions, career advisement, pre-college advisement, development and alumni relations.

What you’ll learn

Students develop a broad foundation in higher education administration, including insight into historical/contemporary perspectives, current issues, governance, legal issues, and social and personnel functions of higher education.

Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: PK-12

Who is this program for?

Students preparing to be PreK-12 public, independent, and international school and district leaders.

What you’ll learn

Students learn how to be school leaders who understand and adapt to the changing needs of their students, schools, and communities; have a vision of effective instruction grounded in research; and who utilize both qualitative and quantitative data to realize that vision.

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Who is this program for?

Candidates with a liberal or professional undergraduate degree who are now seeking licensure as an elementary teacher.

What you’ll learn

This program at prepares students for a teaching career based on the belief that children should be engaged in authentic, purposeful activities and joyful learning.

Master of Education in English & Language Arts Education

Who is this program for?

Individuals with an initial teaching license or who are interested in teaching outside the public school system.

What you’ll learn

In our yearlong program, we further advance teachers’ skills through graduate-level coursework in English literature and advanced instructional methods in English education. 

Master of Education in Mathematics Education

Who is this program for?

Practicing teachers, or those with an initial teaching license, who have a strong commitment to teaching and wish to broaden their knowledge about the teaching and learning of mathematics.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop your expertise in mathematics and in methods of teaching mathematics.

Master of Education in Reading Education

Who is this program for?

Individuals who have a teaching license and who want to become a master teacher of reading and writing to children and adolescents.

What you’ll learn

You will leave Boston University with broad and comprehensive theoretical and research knowledge and important practical insights about what works for children and adolescents with all types of learning needs in all types of schools.

Master of Education in Science Education

Who is this program for?

Candidates who want to deepen their knowledge and skills as formal or informal science educators.

What you’ll learn

Our curriculum integrates science content and pedagogy to prepare graduates to be effective teachers and leaders in science education by connecting emerging and experienced teachers with up-to-date science content and innovative, diverse pedagogy.

Master of Education in Social Studies Education

Who is this program for?

Teachers who currently hold initial teaching licensure and are seeking professional licensure, or plan on working outside public school systems.

What you’ll learn

We help develop educators prepared to teach in the disciplines of history, government/civics, geography, economics, and the other social sciences.

Master of Education in Special Education

Who is this program for?

Students preparing to dedicate themselves to learning about the nature of disabilities and the ways in which individuals, families, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies work to improve the quality of life and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

What you’ll learn

We provide all students with multiple, rich coursework and practicum experiences in classrooms in public and approved private schools where they observe veteran teachers and administrators providing educational support for individuals with identified special education needs.

Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Who is this program for?

Individuals preparing to become innovative teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and who are either seeking Licensure or Adult/College/International (Non-Licensure).

What you’ll learn

Our curriculum integrates linguistic theory; current research and practice in language learning and development; assessment and instruction of oral language, reading, and writing; and field-based practicum work with English language learners.

Master of Science in Child Life and Family Centered Care

Who is this program for?

Students who seek to pursue a career as a child life specialist, and work with teams that support the psychosocial and developmental needs of children of different ages, cultures, and medical conditions, as well as the needs of their families in healthcare centers.

What you’ll learn

Students will take on core coursework that focuses on the psychosocial needs of children and families in health care settings and the implementation, documentation, and assessment of developmentally appropriate child life interventions.