Program Requirements

Certificate of Advanced Study in English Education

For those who do not hold a valid NYS Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12) and are seeking a recommendation for the Initial Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12). Please see the Certificate of Advanced Study (Initial Certification) information sheet.

Master's Program in English Education

Ed.M. (Initial/Professional Certification)
For those who do not hold a valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12) and are seeking the Master of Education as well as a recommendation for the Initial Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12 with grades 5-6 extension). Completion of this master's degree also leads to a recommendation for the Professional Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12 with grades 5-6 extension); however, for the Professional Teacher Certificate to be issued, a certificate applicant must already hold a valid Initial Teacher Certificate and meet all requirements of the New York State Education Department, including three years of teaching experience, which includes a mentored experience during the first or second year of teaching.

Ed.M. (Professional Certification)
For those who hold a valid NYS Initial Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12) and are seeking the Master of Education as well as a recommendation for the Professional Teacher Certificate in English (grades 7-12 with or without grades 5-6 extension).