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Combined English, BA / English Education, EdM
The UB Teach English education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn an English BA and an English education EdM in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in English while preparing you to teach English at the adolescence level (grades 5 to 12).
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Why English and English Education at UB?
In this combined program, you will study in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of English, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of English; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring English to life in the grades 5 to 12 classroom.
UB prepares highly-qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
Discover the power and resources of the English language through literature, poetry, popular culture, film, the craft of writing, community engagement, and more.
Employ the skills of close reading, historical contextualization, and theoretical reflection in order to formulate compelling questions and to craft original essays.
Complete intensive clinical education experiences in collaboration with Western New York schools across diverse settings, while learning the nuances of the teaching profession.
Gain the skills, expertise and confidence to implement evidence-based practice in the classroom and co-teach alongside an expert teacher in a one-year residency.
Academic credential granted
Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)
Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in English education
7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion
Time to completion
On campus, online
Experiential contact hours
Clinical experiences embedded in undergraduate and graduate coursework
A full one-year teaching residency in the final year of the program