Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs


  • Fully Online
  • In-Person


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

Boston University’s Master of Education (EdM) in World Language Education is open to educators of any modern language, whether you are an aspiring educator or an advancing world language educator or leader. The master’s degree in World Language Education supports educators by honing their skills and abilities to teach language courses.

As a student in the EdM in World Language Education, you’ll advance your abilities through field-based experiences that will give you valuable hands-on work in a classroom. Current world language instructors utilize the program to expand their pedagogical expertise and become curricular leaders, while aspiring educators prepare to teach in the K-12 context or work with adult language learners or private school students as well as teach internationally.

This flexible EdM program can be completed fully online or in person with the option to attend part-time as well. You’ll also have the option to pursue initial teaching licensure for Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish.

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

World Language Education faculty bring extensive experience teaching and expertise in areas such as developing curricula and assessments, effective world language methods and pedagogy, and world language teacher development.

Career Outcomes

Boston University’s Master’s in World Language Education program supports educators by honing their skills and abilities to teach language courses. Graduates are prepared for success in a variety of professional roles.

  • K-12 teachers
  • Instructors for adult learners
  • Teachers at private schools
  • Teachers in international school settings
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Program leaders

More Information about the EdM in World Language Education

Field-Based Experiences

The EdM in World Language Education offers valuable field experiences that advance your abilities in hands-on work in the classroom. Aspiring educators complete a student teaching practicum, while advancing educators complete a field experience course.

Academic Partner Programs

BU Wheelock partners with TAPIF and ACTFL to support students pursuing graduate degrees in World Language Education. Scholarship opportunities available for active TAPIF and ACTFL members.

Graduate Admissions

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

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.

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