Secondary English Education

California State University Northridge

M.A. On Campus
12 months
14016 USD/year
14016 USD/year
8472 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Secondary English Education at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare secondary English Language Arts teachers for advancement to roles as department chairs, literacy coaches or teacher leaders; for leading conference sessions or workshops; and for further study at the doctoral level; in addition to becoming more effective teachers.


Program Description

School districts frequently award salary increases to teachers holding master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are usually required for part-time teaching at the community college or university level.

During the Secondary English Education program at California State University Northridge, students will:
  • Experience and implement innovative English Language Arts teaching practices, especially drawing on reform methodology and curricula.
  • Acquire greater fluency with educational technologies, including Internet resources, one-to-one technology implementation and digital communication.
  • Investigate current research in English Language Arts teaching and learning and how it translates into practice.
  • Conduct applied classroom-based research.
  • Deepen their knowledge and understanding of broad issues, policies and controversies that impact schools in general and English Language Arts teaching in particular.
  • Develop as leaders in English Language Arts education through presentations and participation in professional organizations and support networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Secondary Education
  • Educational Issues and Implications for Multiethnic English and Literacy Classrooms
  • Microcomputers in the Secondary Reading/Language Arts Curriculum
  • Theory and Research in the Teaching of Secondary School English
  • The Program in Reading and Literature Instruction in Multiethnic Secondary Schools
  • Issues in the Teaching of Composition and Language
  • The Multiple Roles of the English Language Arts Educator

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
3 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents
  • Employment or experience as a teacher of English Language Arts or related field.
  • Teaching credential
  • Two letters of reference.
  • A statement of plans and objectives for graduate study.
  • Submission of a completed application to CSUN via Cal State Apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14016 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14016 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14016 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8472 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.


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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Updated over a year ago

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Secondary English Education
California State University Northridge


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