World Language Education (MA)

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Program Description

Not Leading to New York State Teacher Certification

The 31-credit MA program in World Language Education prepares graduates with the skills and strategies they need to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to college-aged and adult learners. Students explore pedagogical theories and methods, study applied linguistics, and complete a practicum internship teaching a world language to adult learners. This program does not lead to teacher certification.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.