Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 Semesters
  • 44 Credits


  • In-Person


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


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

If you’re interested in becoming a middle or high school English or language arts teacher with a focus on equity and social justice, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in English Education for Equity & Justice at Boston University will prepare you to become an effective, thoughtful teacher with a deep understanding of the cultural, socioeconomic, social, and historical factors that influence students’ experiences. The MAT in English Education for Equity & Justice will prepare you for initial teacher licensure in English for grades 5–12.

In the MAT program, you’ll learn about lesson design, critical literacy, instructional delivery, and evidence-based and humanizing methods for teaching literature, reading, writing, and language. You will also learn how to support multilingual learners and students with disabilities to draw meaning from the texts they study in class. This one-year program can be completed in a full-time basis (longer for part-time), and can be started in the summer or fall terms.

Hear from MAT in English Education for Equity & Justice Faculty

Our master’s degree in English Education for Equity & Justice offers foundational coursework in teaching as well as an opportunity for hands-on fieldwork that will prepare you as an educator and leader in the classroom.

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 MAT in English Education for Equity & Social Justice is led by BU Wheelock faculty who are committed to equity and social justice in their research, teaching, and service.

Career Outcomes

The MAT in English Education for Equity & Social Justice at Boston University prepares students for initial teaching licensure in English for grades 5–12.

More Information about the MAT in English Education for Equity & Justice

Field-Based Experiences

The MAT requires practicum and pre-practicum work, as well as additional optional and flexible field placements. Students complete their pre-practicum work at our partner Boston Public Schools site and are placed for their full practicum based on individual needs and goals.


Students in the MAT in English Education for Equity & Justice also have the option to add a license through the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program. Additional time in the program is required.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the MAT in English Education for Equity & Justice. Get information about application requirements, deadlines, and financial assistance. And sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions.

Licensing Disclosure
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 with questions.

Background Checks
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

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