World Languages (M.Ed.)
The world community is more integrated and interdependent every day. As globalization increasingly connects diverse cultures, it’s crucial to educate students to be linguistically and culturally prepared to be world citizens. World Language instruction has been consistently identified as an area of high need for licensed teachers. To address the national shortage and to prepare qualified world language teachers, Peabody College has developed the Master of Education Program in World Languages with English as a Second Language (ESL) certification.
Created by a cadre of faculty nationally recognized in all aspects of language acquisition, Peabody’s two-year, 31–34-credit M.Ed. degree enables students to earn certification in World Languages and ESL. Candidates learn and apply theories of linguistics, intercultural communication, and language pedagogy that responds to the needs of multilingual learners in a wide range of capacities. All candidates must demonstrate language proficiency outlined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) examination and the equivalent of an undergraduate major in a world language and culture. The World Languages Program offers K-12 licensure in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Mandarin.
A one-year M.Ed. option is possible for those students who complete ELL endorsement coursework as an undergraduate.
Program at a Glance
Master of Education (M.Ed.) with licensure in World Languages (K-12)
Department of Teaching and Learning
Program Director: Heather Johnson
Program Coordinator: Becky Peterson
Admissions Coordinator: Angie Saylor
Admission Term: Fall
Credit Hours: 31-34
Priority Application Deadline: December 31, 2021*
*We will continue to accept applications after this date, but applications will be evaluated for admission and scholarships as space and funds are available..
Students will earn a Master’s in Education in World Languages with K-12 licensure in either Spanish, French, German, Latin, or Mandarin and the endorsement to teach K-12 English Language Learners. The 31-34 hours of coursework build on the foundational requirements of Peabody’s English Language Learner program and the Secondary Education program.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.“—Nelson Mandela
- Director of English Language Learner M.Ed. Program, Associate Professor of the Practice of English Language Learner Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Director, Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies
- Professor of the Practice of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
- Assistant Professor, ELL and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learning