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Modern Foreign Language Education

Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Modern Foreign Language Education at Boston University is designed for liberal arts graduates in Modern Foreign Languages or graduates from equivalent programs or similar backgrounds who wish to obtain initial licensure for Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish for grades 5–12 (middle, junior, or senior high schools) in Massachusetts.


Key facts

Although designed as a 12-month, full-time program that begins in June each year, students of the Modern Foreign Language Education program offered by Boston University may in some cases choose to start the program in September. It is further possible to complete the degree over a longer time period as a part-time student.

Students in the program complete courses in their specific language (Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish) at the College of Arts & Sciences, and courses in professional education (foundations of education, adolescent development, special education, methods of teaching modern foreign languages, etc.), language acquisition (applied linguistics and second language acquisition), as well as a pre-practicum and practicum (student-teaching experience) through the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

As a result of successful completion of this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Promotes the learning and growth of all students by providing high-quality and coherent instruction, designing and administering authentic and meaningful student assessments, analyzing student performance and growth data, using this data to improve instruction, and providing students with constructive feedback on an ongoing basis.
  • Promotes the learning and growth of all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, create a safe and effective classroom environment, and demonstrate cultural proficiency.
  • Promotes the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations.
  • Promotes the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.
  • Demonstrates subject matter knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Teaching Seminar: Analyzing Foundations
  • Adolescent Development
  • Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Classroom and Behavior Management 
  • Teaching English Learners in Middle/High Schools 
  • Methods of Teaching Modern Foreign Languages 
  • Linguistics 
  • Second Language Acquisition 
  • French, Spanish, or Arabic 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports
  • Non-refundable $95 application fee

Tuition Fee

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    58560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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