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

Program Requirements

The English Education master’s program requires 30-35 graduate credits, depending on previous education study. The program can be completed full time in one calendar year, including summer.

Students with no previous teacher certification may be required to take a series of liberal arts distribution courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements for certification. Many of these are usually fulfilled by previous undergraduate and graduate study, or can be completed after you start your master’s program (but before graduation). These requirements are determined by reviewing your transcripts during the admissions process; contact the department for more information. Incoming students without an undergraduate major in English may be required to take additional english or writing courses.

All students will take courses in literature, writing instruction, literacy, and education methods. Coursework areas may include:

  • Teaching 21st Century Writing In and Out of School
  • Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • Methods and Curriculum in Teaching English
  • Assessment & Data-Driven Instruction
  • Issues in Educating English Language Learners
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs.

This includes two full-time student teaching placements in local urban and suburban schools, including one at the middle grades level (7-8) and one at the high school level (9-12). One of these placements will be in a high needs setting. You’ll complete your degree program with a master’s exam, thesis, or special project. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.