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Secondary Education Certification - English, M.A.T.

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  • 30 months
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Open up worlds of knowledge for middle and high school students. Level I certification and a master's degree in Secondary Education Certification - English from California University of Pennsylvania prepares you to teach English to grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania, while giving you essential real-word experience as an effective classroom leader.


Join our history of producing top-quality educators. 

  • Cal U has been training Pennsylvania teachers for over 160 years.
  • Cal U's teaching programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. We are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Our partnerships with local school districts foster exceptional observation and student teaching experiences.

Program Benefits

Whether you have a background in English or are switching careers from another field, the Secondary Education Certification - English from California University of Pennsylvania will give you mastery of the latest practices and theories in literacy, language arts and English education while deepening your expertise in the discipline.

  • Study English curriculum development techniques and how to use the Standards Aligned System (SAS).
  • Learn top strategies in classroom management.
  • Master classroom technology for the teaching of English.
  • Deepen your knowledge of poetry, drama, fiction, grammar, historical world literature and other related topics.
  • Gain real-world experience through student teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition 
  • Intro to Poetry 
  • Intro to Fiction
  • Intro to Drama 
  • World Lit to 1600 
  • World Lit from 1600 
  • English Literature
  • Research for Writers 
  • Studies in Writing 
  • Survey of American Literature 
  • Survey of American Literature 
  • English Grammar and Usage 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    1548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    1032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per semester and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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