EdM in English & Language Arts Education

The Master in Education (EdM) in English & Language Arts at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development 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.

In our yearlong program, you will 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.

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Career Outcomes

  • English Teacher, Grades 5 through 12


Program Requirements

The EdM in English & Language Arts Program is committed to teaching for social justice and disrupting inequality based in white supremacy, anti-Blackness, cis-heteronormative 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.

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Program Faculty for English Education

Contact Info

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

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