Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs


  • Fully Online
  • In-Person


  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time
Degree Requirements

Boston University’s graduate certificate in World Language Education is open to educators of any modern language, as well as program leaders in the field. It is is designed for educators in the field looking to advance their expertise of world language pedagogy, curriculum & assessment design, and equitable practices to support all learners.

The graduate certificate in World Language Education provides educators with a solid research base that connects directly to classroom practices, curriculum and assessment design, and justice-based teaching. Teachers may use this program to advance to the professional teaching license. This flexible program is available both on campus and fully online. In addition, it is designed as an online or on-campus with multiple start dates offered throughout the year.

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

The graduate certificate in World Language Education at BU Wheelock supports educators by honing their skills and abilities to teach language courses.

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

More Information about the World Language Education Graduate Certificate

Master’s in World Language Education

For students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in the future, the graduate certificate may be “stacked” with BU Wheelock’s EdM in World Language Education.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the graduate certificate in World Language Education. Get information about application requirements and deadlines and sign up for an information session.

Financing Your Education

There are several flexible options for financing your graduate education at Boston University. Learn more about BU Wheelock’s financial assistance, including scholarships and fellowships.

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