English Education

Our master's program in English education focuses on teaching literature and composition in secondary schools, colleges and universities. Our program takes a broad humanistic approach and emphasizes research and practice in language, writing and response to literature. As a graduate student, you will have an opportunity to tutor, conduct research in local schools, publish your work and present papers at local, state and national conferences.

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Why English Education at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • Affordability – low cost, 50% less than comparable universities
  • Flexibility – online and on-campus (day and night) courses
  • Quality – respected leaders in English learning and teaching
  • Technology – use of the latest digital resources and tools
Prerequisite

To be eligible for this program, you must have majored in or completed 30 credit hours in ENGLISH

English Education Programs

Initial Initial / Professional Professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Initial Certification in English Education
Grade levels 7 to 12
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 3 full-time semesters (summer start)
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities English Language Arts teacher
Clinical experience hours
  • 115 hours of field experience
  • 1 full semester of student teaching
  • Additional clinical experience may be embedded in content coursework 
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Spring:
Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1
Summer:
Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
Fall:
Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

 

Content Distribution Prerequisites

This worksheet is intended as an advising tool to assist you in your planning. Use this worksheet to help you select courses during your undergraduate studies that will fulfill the content distribution prerequisites that are required by the Graduate School of Education.

English Content Prerequisites Worksheet

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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.