Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 36 Credits


  • Fully Online
  • Hybrid Options Available
  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The Master of Education (EdM) in English & Language Arts Education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides students with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree centered on English or language arts education. In this unique program centered on equity and social justice, you’ll deepen your expertise in lesson design, critical literacy, instructional delivery, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to take courses in English with a focus on diverse literature and pedagogy and explore culturally sustaining teaching practices for developing students’ literacy and literary skills.

The EdM in English & Language Arts Education is for individuals who already have an initial teaching license or who are interested in teaching outside the public school system. While the EdM does not lead to preliminary or initial teaching licensure, you have the option to complete coursework and/or do a field-based placement that would prepare you for teaching licensure. This flexible program can be completed full- or part-time and can be started in any semester.

Hear from EdM in English & Language Arts Education Faculty

The master’s program in English & Language Arts Education allows you the opportunity to craft an individualized program of study that most meaningfully advances your teaching knowledge and practice.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

The EdM in English Education at BU Wheelock is led by faculty committed to equity and social justice in their research, teaching, and service.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of Boston University’s EdM in English & Language Arts Education can pursue a wide range of careers focusing on education, equity, and social justice.

  • Classroom teacher, grades 5 through 12
  • Coach or instructional designer
  • Department chairs
  • Curriculum developers

More Information about the EdM in English & Language Arts Education

Field-Based Experiences & Licensure

Students in the EdM in English & Language Arts Education have the option to pursue coursework or field placements that would help them qualify for initial teaching licensure.

MAT in English Education

Students who wish to teach English/Language Arts and obtain initial teaching licensure can also explore the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in English for Education & Justice.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the master’s degree in English & Language Arts Education. Get information about application requirements, deadlines, and financial assistance, and sign up for an upcoming information session.

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