M.S. in English Education Preparation (Grades 7-12)

The M.S. in English Education (Grades 7-12) prepares you for teaching diverse students in 21st century classrooms. From experiences in university classrooms, online, and in schools and communities, you will learn to design inclusive, culturally relevant pedagogy for all students. The program graduates new professionals who are ready to teach English language arts, composition and writing, digital literacies, and a wide range of literature. Whether working in classrooms or in the community, our graduates understand the key role that English educators play in developing literacy across the curriculum and for life purposes that extend beyond school.

The program aligns with the professional standards of the National Council for Teachers of English and the New York State Teaching and Learning Standards. This Master's prepares students for New York State teacher certification in English Education Grades 7-12 and is designed to be completed full time in a single
calendar year, beginning in May.

Why English Education at Syracuse?

  • You will take classes with tenured and tenure-track faculty who are deeply interested in educational theory and research in the field of English education
  • Our program has strong collaborative ties with faculty in English & Textual Studies and in Composition & Cultural Rhetoric. You will continue to develop your content knowledge while learning how to teach and work with students and communities.
  • Small student cohorts mean you get to know teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • Each semester—summer, fall, and spring—centers on an intensive field placement to provide rich teaching experience with youth from diverse backgrounds.

Most graduates of our program teach English or language arts in middle or high schools. Alumni are teaching or have recently taught in countries such as Canada, Taiwan, Virgin Islands, Thailand, Kuwait, Japan, and Israel, as well as in Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and 36 states in the U.S. from Alaska to Florida, and Hawaii to Delaware.

Other graduates have pursued careers and further education in:

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • University faculty member
  • Nonprofit organization director
  • School administrator
  • Guidance counselor
  • Library media specialist
  • Communications Specialist

Program Contacts

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Program Coordinator
(315) 443-4755

Speranza Migliore, Graduate Admissions

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