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

Syracuse University's 35-credit master's program in English Education Grades 7 to 12 prepares you for teaching diverse students in 21st century classrooms.  The program aligns with the professional standards of the National Council for Teachers of English and the New York State Teaching and Learning Standards.  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.

Why apply?

  • 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.

For more details about the program or to set up an interview in person or by telephone (we strongly recommend this), contact program coordinator Kelly Chandler-Olcott at (315) 443-4755 or kpchandl@syr.edu.

For general information about graduate admissions and study, please contact Speranza Migliore at gradrcrt@syr.edu or 315-443-2505.

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