English Education (Grades 7-12), M.S.

The master’s degree in English Education prepares graduates to be effective and engaging educators, fostering a love of writing, reading, English literature, and the language arts in their students.

FULL tuition scholarships + living expenses for diverse future teachers in this and other select master’s programs through the Baldanza Fellows Program.

This program prepares students with an English or literature background to teach in secondary education settings. Graduates will deepen knowledge of English content while developing skills in integration of media and technology, multi-level teaching, and standards-based assessment, all with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. This program aligns with the professional standards of the National Council for Teachers of English, and meets the academic requirements for initial and professional New York State teacher certification in English Language Arts (grades 7-12).

Suggested Application Deadline: January 15 | More admissions information

Why English Education at Syracuse University?

  • Complete your degree in one calendar year – no teaching experience or certification needed!
  • Learn to design inclusive, culturally relevant pedagogy for all students.
  • Pursue intensive field placements during three consecutive semesters in a middle or high school setting, providing rich teaching experiences with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Take classes and work with with faculty who have received special recognition for teaching excellence, and are leaders in national and international professional organizations such as National Council of Teachers of EnglishInternational Literacy Association, and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad trips or semester-long programs around the world. School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network help establish strong professional relationship with faculty and peers.

Our graduates are in middle grade and high/secondary schools across the US and internationally including England, Thailand, and Japan, in roles such as:

  • English and writing teachers
  • Teacher leaders, department chairs, or school administrators
  • Media, communications, and literacy professionals

Interested students with existing initial certification in English (Grades 7-12) should consider our M.S. programs in Literacy Education or Teaching and Curriculum.

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Graduate Academic Advisor
Speranza Migliore
Janine Nieroda, Assistant Teaching Professor
Janine Nieroda