English Education Studies, EdM

If you have substantial English content background, wish to be a leader in English education, aim to teach English nationally or internationally, and are not seeking New York State teaching certification, our English education studies program will provide you the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals.  

Our English education studies program is a part-time program, comprised of 33 credit hours, that can be completed in two years on campus, online or via hybrid course delivery (online/on campus combination). Our program focuses on teaching, research and learning. It integrates literature, composition, media and digital literacies in secondary schools and higher education. Classes are small and students get individualized attention.  

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Why English Education Studies at UB?

As a student in this program you will:

  • read, analyze, and discuss current theory and practice
  • explore approaches to literature, composition, media, and technology
  • engage in numerous multimodal and technological projects
  • create unit plans in the context of current standards and assessment movements
  • participate in individualized capstone projects

Program Overview

Degree granted Master of Education (EdM)
Degree/credentials required for admission Bachelor's degree and minimum 30 hours of content area
Teacher certification granted
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 4 to 5 semesters part time
Program delivery On campus, online or hybrid
Career opportunities
  • English teachers in a private or overseas school setting
  • Instructors in a college setting
  • Researchers and authors
  • Administrators in higher education settings
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15


Non Teacher Certification

Apply to this program if you have substantial English content background (30 hours of content area minimum) and are not interested in obtaining a recommendation for New York State teaching certification. Students that complete this program without certification can teach outside of New York State, internationally and within schools that do not require certification.

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.