12 months
20754 USD/year
20754 USD/year
17514 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching English from Salem State University offers students a balanced program of reflection and research in principles and practices for instruction of English language and literature with particular emphasis upon contemporary methodology.


It builds additional competence in the subject area of English. Successful completion of the program leads to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts academic requirements for licensure to teach English at the secondary level. It also prepares students for advanced studies in literature at the doctoral level.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English at Salem State University is a thirty-one to thirty-seven (31-37) hour degree program offering candidates opportunities for reflection and research in principles and practices for instruction of English language and literature, with particular emphasis on fieldwork experiences. Successful completion of the program leads to fulfillment of Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements for initial licensure to teach English at the middle and secondary level.

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applying Human Development to Teaching and Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
  • Special Education History and Law
  • Programmatic Assessment for Initial Education Licensure
  • Methods of Teaching English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH
  • 31-37


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation
  • Three references. At least two must be from persons able to speak to your academic qualifications and performance. At least one must speak to your potential scholarship in English. 
  • English Proficiency, if applicable for international applicants
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following:
  • Your interest in teaching English as the secondary level (grades 8-12)
  • Your interest in studying English at the graduate level (ie, how you see yourself as a scholar of English)
  • MA/MAT English Dual Degree does not require the GRE or MAT.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Salem

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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