Language Education

Rutgers University

60 months
30144 USD/year
30144 USD/year
17736 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ed.M. in Language Education from Rutgers University is designed to extend and diversify the professional preparation of certified teachers who seek to enhance their instructional skills and knowledge.


This non-certification Language Education program from Rutgers University serves the needs of individuals who work in settings that do not require certification and are interested in a scholarly exploration of aspects of language education. The goal of the program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the nature of language, the process of second language acquisition, the relationship between language and culture, and successful models of second language instructional strategies.

The Rutgers University Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of education. The creation of knowledge about teaching and learning is central to our mission. We seek to ensure that all children and adults have access to high quality educational programs. As such, our work addresses the cognitive, social, organizational, cultural, linguistic, developmental, and policy dimensions of education. Our instructional programs are designed to produce graduates who become effective educational practitioners, transformative educational leaders, and accomplished educational researchers. Our partnerships and service contributions focus on New Jersey but extend to both national and global communities. 

These specializations are also available for those seeking endorsements (not initial) certifications:

  • Bilingual/bicultural education;
  • English as a second language education; 
  • ESL and bilingual/bicultural education (dual-certification).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Language and Culture
  • Language in Society
  • Foundations of Language
  • Academic English in the Content Areas
  • Introduction to ESL/Elementary School Methods
  • ESL Secondary School Methods
  • Introduction to World Language/Elementary School Methods
  • World Language Secondary School Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
  • The program requires a minimum of 30 credits of study beyond the baccalaureate degree. It provides for study in the area of linguistics, language pedagogy, and the cultural context of language education as well as the opportunity to select courses in elective areas. At the end of the coursework, students must pass a comprehensive examination.
  • Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    30144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.


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Language Education
Rutgers University