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M.S.Ed in English Education

Contact Person:
Joanne Stiles, Program Coordinator
114C Satterlee, (315) 267-2961 (

Note: This program is not currently admitting new students; applicants interested in pursuing Professional certification in English Education 7-12 should contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions ( to explore other options.

The Master of Science in Education Adolescence Education: English program has been designed to meet the New York State Education Department?s regulations on Teacher Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, and in response to Advisory Board recommendations and alumni feedback. This program satisfies the academic requirements for Professional certification in Adolescence English Education (7-12).

Requirements for Admission

  1. Submission of a copy of a current teaching certificate in 7?12 English.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 (A=4.0) in the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate study.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from previous professors, focusing on academic ability.
Additional Degree Information
Candidates are strongly encouraged to review the Policies and Procedures in the Graduate Catalog, focusing on the specific information related to education programs.

All degree candidates are required to successfully complete a Culminating Experience in the School of Education and Professional Studies designed to synthesize their academic experiences. GRED 670 fulfills that requirement for the MSED Adolescence Education: English program.

Student progress is carefully monitored throughout the program based on demonstration of appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions. Students are provided with information on program expectations in their first semester. Students not making satisfactory progress will be counseled by their adviser and may be dropped from the program.

Course Requirements
A minimum of 33 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the Master of Science in Education, Adolescence Education: English. The 33 credit hours are divided as follows:

Required Courses 12
GRED 600 Philosophical Foundations of Education
GRED 618 Curriculum and Evaluation in Secondary Schools
GRED 623 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Secondary English Language Arts
GRED 660 Educational Research

Content/Pedagogy Course
Select one of the following

GRED 549 Adolescent Literature and the Teaching of Reading/Literacy
GRDG 620 Literacy and Linguistically Diverse Learners

Graduate English Electives
(English and Communication Department)
Three graduate courses chosen from offerings in the English and Communication Department in the School of Arts and Sciences. These three courses must be selected with prior approval of the adviser, and an earned grade of at least 3.0 is required. See the School of Arts and Sciences for available courses and course descriptions.
Two additional graduate courses (6 credits) selected from offerings in Secondary English Education, Technology, Literacy, Special Education, or from the School of Arts and Sciences, with prior approval by the adviser.
Culminating Experience
GRED 670 Culminating Experience 3
Total credit hours