World Languages Education, Master of Education
Are you eager to share your experiences and appreciation of world languages and cultures with K-12 students? Would you like your students to interact, make cultural connections, and get things done in their new language? Candidates in our Master of Education in World Language Education program learn to engage students communicatively in the target language, and candidates earn their Ohio teaching license in either Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish.
Joining an Ohio State community of professional world language teachers with local, state, national, and international teaching experiences.
Field experiences: opportunities to learn from and with students and teachers in local elementary and middle/high schools.
Classroom teaching: based on functional, multimodal, student-centered, and interactive approaches to language learning.
Student teaching placement: a year-long internship with a mentor teacher that supports you in developing students’ communicative abilities in a world language.
Collaboration and professional development: opportunities to develop working relationships with fellow language educators for school-based professional development or university research on language teaching.
My cohort is absolutely full of the most amazing people with whom I have ever had the opportunity to work.
Program also leads to graduate studies in reading/literacy, bilingualism, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).
Prerequisite coursework and language proficiency, minimum 3.0 GPA, 30 semester hours of language coursework, experience working with youth in various settings
This is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completion of the prerequisites.
Deadline to apply
Licensure requirements may be subject to change because of state-legislated mandates. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Department of Teaching and Learning each year to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.
Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at go.osu.edu/onground.