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

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 Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Professional Certification in English Education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 33
Time to completion 2 to 3 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus or online
Career opportunities English language arts teacher
Experiential contact hours Additional clinical experience may be embedded in content coursework 
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

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


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Graduate School of Education
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