M.A. On Campus

English Education

The University of Iowa

12 months
32425 USD/year
32425 USD/year
13477 USD/year
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The MA in English Education and the MAT in English Education are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is in the College of Education's Department of Teaching and Learning. Both are nonthesis degrees. This master degree is offered by The University of Iowa. 


The Master of Arts in teaching and learning with an English education subprogram requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 while enrolled in the program. The program is intended for experienced teachers of English. It provides opportunities for professional development and preparation for department chairs, supervisors of English, and curriculum specialists for secondary schools.

At the University of Iowa, M.A. students specialize in English Education and in one or two other areas. The other area(s) may include reading, writing, curriculum, adolescent literature, or a literary area. Students and their advisors plan the program of study together. The only required course is EDTL:6315 M.A. Seminar: English Education. At the end of the program, students take a comprehensive examination in English education and in their chosen area(s), or they may choose to write a thesis.

Financial Support 

  • A limited number of teaching assistantships are available for graduate students. Assignments vary. Some involve supervising undergraduate majors enrolled in practicums; some involve teaching sections of undergraduate methods courses and supervising student teachers; others consist primarily of research activities. Graduate assistants may register for a maximum of 12 s.h. of credit per semester, but they must register for at least 6 s.h. per semester.
  • All assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must have been admitted to regular status in the Graduate College and to an advanced program in the College of Education. For information about assistantships, consult the College of Education advisor in the appropriate field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • M.A. Seminar: English Education
  • Fundamentals of Second Language Assessment
  • Second Language Program Management
  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Cultural Curriculum
  • Issues in Foreign Language Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A statement of purpose
  • MAT/Certification degree requires a Teacher Education Program Application
  • MAT applicants must have at least two Letters of Recommendation including one from a college instructor.
  • MA applicants must have three Letters of Recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    32425 USD/year
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  • In-State

    13477 USD/year
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Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
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