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World Language Education

Our programs in World Language Education are designed for prospective and practicing teachers of world languages, heads of departments, supervisors, and directors of world language programs in local and international contexts. Our programs prepare you with a firm foundation in the target language, language and literacy development, and applied linguistics to meet the needs of students from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds.

Bachelor of Science
World Language Education
Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Train to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish in the US or abroad through intensive language study, pedagogy courses, and student teaching.


Master of Arts
World Language Education / Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Dual Certification

Broaden your career options by becoming eligible for both New York initial teaching certification in a world language and TESOL.

Students and Teacher

Master of Arts
World Language Education
College and Adults, Non-Certification

Prepare for a career teaching a world language to adult learners by studying pedagogy and applied linguistics, as well as completing a practicum internship.


Teacher Education

Explore a career as a classroom teacher or in fields such as psychology, advocacy, or social work through the study of education and human development in this undergraduate minor.

Degree Details


Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth

Associate Professor of English Education

Erica Saldívar García

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of TESOL, Bilingual, and World Language Education

Robin E. Harvey

Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual and World Language Education

Lorena Llosa

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Education

Shondel Nero

Professor of Language Education

Kentei Takaya

Co-Director of MA TESOL (Shanghai), Clinical Professor of TESOL

Kongji Qin

Associate Professor of Language Education

Heather Woodley

Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and World Language Education

Related Programs

Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.