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Master of Science in English Education Preparation (Grades 7-12)

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in English Education Preparation (Grades 7-12) offers teacher candidates a 40-credit hour, full-time program that prepares students to become English educators proficient in critical reflection and explanations of practice, content knowledge, inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogy, assessment of student learning and professional conduct, and collaboration.  Special emphasis is placed on working with struggling students, serving diverse student populations, using technology to promote active learning, and teachers as researchers of professional practice and builders of practical theory.  A total of five field placements allow each candidate to learn from a variety of urban and suburban school settings and take part in shared professional development opportunities with a cohort of students in English education and in other secondary programs.

Why study with us?

Students who complete the English Education master’s program and pass three required state examinations  are eligible for New York State certification  to teach English language arts in grades 7-12.

Students report choosing our program for numerous reasons, including:

  • A shared focus on providing powerful access to literacy in all forms for all learners
  • Nationally visible faculty members who conduct cutting-edge research in collaboration with local schools and community groups
  • A strong and cohesive curriculum that integrates theory, research, and practice
  • Well-sequenced field placements with highly skilled mentor teachers and supervisors
  • Small class sizes that provide a high degree of personal support for students
  • A cohort model that promotes close peer relationships
  • Opportunities within the Reading and Language Arts Center  to pursue coursework or an additional degree in Literacy  or Teaching English Language Learners

For more details about the program or to set up an interview in person or by telephone (we strongly recommend this), contact program coordinator Marcelle Haddix at (315) 443-4755 or mhaddix@syr.edu.
For more information about the application process, contact Laurie Deyo, School of Education graduate admissions coordinator at lldeyo@syr.ed (315) 443-2505 .

Ready to apply?

Click here to go  to the Syracuse University online application information page.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website.