New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate programs in Foreign Language Education


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Foreign Language Education, Post M.A. Advanced Certificate in Teachers of Foreign Languages in College

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Combine your love of language with inquiry-based teaching methods for children, adolescents, and adults. Our graduate programs in Foreign Language Education prepare you to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish and to meet the demand for second language teachers. Our programs cultivate an appreciation for cultural diversity and are based on the belief that fluency in two or more languages is better than fluency in one.

All curricula integrate second language pedagogy, linguistics, cross-cultural studies, advanced language study, and second language acquisition with practical field experiences and student teaching. Our M.A. program in Foreign Language Education leads to NY State initial teacher certification for grades 7-12. It can be combined with our M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for a dual certification program that expands your employment options by preparing you to teach both your target foreign language and English. Our M.A. in Teaching French or Spanish with TESOL is a unique two-city dual certification curriculum with one year in Paris or Madrid and one year in New York City, offered jointly with the NYU Departments of French/Spanish. Our Post-M.A. Advanced Certificate program provides opportunities for second language teachers, supervisors, teacher trainers, administrators, and materials developers to continue their study beyond the Master's level. Unique graduate study abroad opportunities in the Dominican Republic, Shanghai, and Hong Kong broaden your learning experience.

Graduates are in demand as teachers, program coordinators, curriculum specialists, and evaluators in elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, and universities throughout the New York area, across the country, and worldwide. Opportunities are rapidly growing in many non-school settings as well, such as community associations, immigrant resettlement agencies, publishing, training programs for multinational corporations, and international agencies both here and abroad.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,367 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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