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World Languages Education, Master of Education

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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, Korean, Russian or Spanish. 

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Student testimonials

Gabriela Ruiz
Gabriela Ruiz
MEd, World Language Education

My cohort is absolutely full of the most amazing people with whom I have ever had the opportunity to work.

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Career Paths

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World language teacher 
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Fulbright English Teaching Assistant   
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Peace Corps Volunteer 
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Language teaching abroad 

Program also leads to graduate studies in reading/literacy, bilingualism, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

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Degree Requirements

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Prerequisite coursework
Language proficiency (OPI and WPT)
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Bachelor's degree

This is a competitive program. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed by completion of the prerequisites.

Deadline to apply

November 15

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Licensure Disclosure 

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

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