UB's dynamic English Education Program focuses on teaching, research and learning. It integrates literature, composition, media and digital literacies in secondary schools and higher education.
Our program graduates are leaders in the field. The coursework is tailored to encompass an integrated approach to theory, research, curriculum and pedagogy. Typical graduate projects include research in local schools, presentations of papers at local, state, and national conferences, and publications in professional journals.
You will find UB's English Education alumni leading the field
The online English Education Ed.M. program is a part time, fully online program. It is comprised of 33 credit hours and can be completed in two years.
Applicants for Professional Certification must have applied for, or received, New York State initial teacher certification in the matching certification area.
English Education: Adolescence (grades 5-12 or 7-12)
Applications are considered for fall and spring admission, with a rolling deadline for admission. Admission is competitive: academic record, written statements and interviews are basic components. Seats are limited so apply early.
Applicants must ensure that they have an acceptable major that can lead to New York State teacher certification. University at Buffalo's list of acceptable majors is available at: http://gse.buffalo.edu/tei/requirements.
Applicants for Professional Certification must have applied for, or received New York State initial teacher certification in the matching certification area. If application for teacher certification is in process, proof of such application must be submitted. If already certified, a copy of proof of teacher certification is required.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit the following:
Former/Maiden Name: The Graduate School of Education must be made aware if applicants have ever changed their name. If this is the case, be sure to ask the institution sending your transcripts to indicate your current name and any former or maiden names.
The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. Typically, this takes between 6-8 weeks. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review.
English education is concerned with the teaching of literature and composition in secondary schools and colleges and universities. Programs take a broad humanistic approach and emphasize research and practice in language, writing, and response to literature. Students study theory, research, and practice.
Online courses traditionally require a minimum of 9 to 12 hours of dedicated study outside of participation in the virtual classroom, so it is important that you take into consideration other personal and professional commitments as you pursue your coursework.
The English Education Ed.M program is just one of many programs in the Department of Learning and Instruction, in the Graduate School of Education, at the University at Buffalo.
All students are required to have access to an adequately equipped computer that meets the University computing standards as well as daily access to a reliable broadband connection (i.e., DSL or cable). Students are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning their course work.
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