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Teaching English, Grades 7–12, Professional Certification

12 months
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/year
2020 USD/credit 60600 USD/year
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You will learn new teaching skills, theories, and strategies, tailoring your program of study to meet your professional interests. This Teaching English, Grades 7–12, Professional Certification MA program from New York University is for educators who have already met the requirements for New York State initial certification in Teaching English.


You will work closely with nationally recognized faculty members to learn:

  • How to link language development and literacy acquisition to English teaching and curricula
  • Approaches for teaching English to secondary and high school students
  • Strategies for adapting English instruction to meet the special needs of students

As a student in this Teaching English, Grades 7–12, Professional Certification MA program from New York University, you will study language and literacy acquisition in the context of the English curriculum. 

You'll complete content courses linked to English pedagogy, gaining knowledge you can apply in the classroom. Courses that offer practical theories and teaching strategies include Literature and the Adolescent Experience, Language Development and Reading Literature, and Pluralistic Approaches to Cultural Literacy.

Career Opportunities

With the skills you gain in this program, you’ll be prepared for New York State professional certification, as well as roles as an English teacher, teacher trainer, or curriculum specialist in middle and high schools, educational agencies, and community colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • English Education
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge Course
  • Curriculum and Research in the English Language Arts 
  • Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development
  • Teaching Reading in the English Classroom
  • Teaching Expository Writing
  • Literature and the Adolescent Experience
  • Linguistics, Society, and the Teacher

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts 
  • GRE or MAT 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Teacher Certification 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    60600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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