English Education Studies, Non-Certification

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Degrees Offered: EdM
Certification Options: This program does not lead to New York State teacher certification.

English education is concerned with the teaching of literature and composition in secondary schools and colleges and universities. Programs take a broad humanistic approach and emphasize research and practice in language, writing, and response to literature. Students study theory, research, and practice. Graduate students tutor and conduct research in local schools and are encouraged to publish their work and present papers at local, state, and national conferences. We offer an initial certification at the adolescence level, and a combined initial/professional certification with an Ed.M. at the middle and adolescence levels. The doctoral program in English education may include coursework in such areas as literature, composition, media studies, new literacies and language, in addition to research, pedagogy and curriculum.

Program Overview

Degree granted Master of Education (EdM)
Degree/credentials required for admission Bachelor's degree and minimum 30 hours of content area
Teacher certification granted None
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 4 to 5 semesters part-time
Program delivery On Campus
Career opportunities
  • English teachers in a private or overseas school setting
  • Instructors in a college setting
  • Researchers and authors
  • Administrators in higher education settings
Application deadline Preferred deadline of Feb. 1 for fall and Nov. 1 for spring. Rolling after deadline, space dependent.