EdM in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The Master of Education (EdM) program for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development produces innovative teachers and advocates who are well versed in theory, applied teaching principles, and methodology.
As a student in the EdM for TESOL program, you can choose from one of two tracks:
TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (ESL Pre–K6 or 5–12 Licensure): Places emphasis on the relationship among language, culture, and equity as it pertains to the linguistic, academic, and socioemotional development of emergent bilinguals. Critical discussions of race, whiteness, power, and privilege are integrated throughout our coursework. Our coursework focuses on language acquisition and linguistics, literacy instruction, and assessment, culturally sustaining pedagogy, curriculum development, and policy issues that influence assessment and instruction of multilingual learners.
TESOL & Applied Linguistics (TESOL International, College, and Adult—Non-Licensure): Prepares students to teach English and other languages to a variety of student populations in different learning contexts. Our coursework and field-based practicum provide a broad perspective on the field of second language acquisition and focus on evidence-based teaching and assessment practices. Assignments are designed to help introduce students to the profession.
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Hear more about the EdM in TESOL Program
TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (ESL Pre–K6 or 5–12 Licensure)
TESOL & Applied Linguistics (TESOL International, College, and Adult—Non-Licensure)
An EdM in TESOL from BU Wheelock can prepare you for a career in a variety of roles.
For students in the TESOL & Applied Linguistics (TESOL International, College, and Adult—Non-Licensure) track
- Language teachers
- Material/test developers
- Program administrators
For students in the TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (ESL Pre–K6 or 5–12 Licensure) track
- Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school ESL teacher in public or charter schools
TESOL Program Requirements
Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.
Program Director, TESOL & Bilingual Education (Licensure)
Mary E. Hughes
Chair, Language & Literacy Education Department
Kathy MinHye Kim
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director for TESOL Education (Non-Licensure)
Next Steps in EdM in TESOL
Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about our master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Our TESOL applicants are not required to submit GRE/GMAT scores.
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- Ready to apply? Review our master’s application requirements and access the application here.
- Learn more about how to fund your degree at BU Wheelock.
For more information about these programs:
- TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (ESL Pre-K6 or 5-12 Licensure), contact Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano, firstname.lastname@example.org
- TESOL & Applied Linguistics (TESOL International, College, and Adult—Non-Licensure), contact Marnie Reed, email@example.com.
BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure provides information about BU Wheelock state-approved programs and how the educational requirements compare with those in other states. Education students in licensure programs should review this resource and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program.