12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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This MSEd in English Education from The City University of New York is designed for students seeking a master's degree in English Education, grades 7-12.


Upon successful completion of additional certification requirements, including specified teacher examinations, candidates of the MSEd in English Education from The City University of New York will also be eligible to receive both Initial and Professional Certification to teach English in New York State in Grades 7-12. Applicants will apply to one of the 4 following sequences based on their qualifications:

  • Sequence 1 (30 crs.): Candidates already certified in English Education 7-12.
  • Sequence 2 (32-36 crs.): Candidates seeking initial certification in English Education 7-12 who have completed the undergraduate education minor but are not certified. 
  • Sequence 3 (40-45 crs.): Candidates who seek initial New York State certification in English Education 7-12 but who lack any coursework in education.
  • Sequence 4 (38 crs.): Transitional B candidates who seek initial New York State certification in English Education 7-12.

English Education Degree Requirements

Students must consult with an adviser in the M.S Ed program in English Education before starting their master's program. During their first semester, matriculated students are required to plan their program with a program adviser. All students will complete one of the following sequences: Sequence 1 (30 crs.), Sequence 2 (32-36 crs.); Sequence 3 (40-45 crs.) or Sequence 4 (38 crs.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching English in Middle and High School
  • Literature for Middle and High School Students
  • Methods of Teaching Writing in Middle and High School
  • Teaching English Grammar
  • Methods of Teaching English in Middle and High School: Selected Topics
  • Reading and Reading Materials for Adolescents

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in English or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative index of 3.0 in the undergraduate record.
  • If conditionally admitted, meet conditions, starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.
  • For Sequence 1, present evidence of NYS teacher certification in English Education 7-12.
  • For Sequence 2, present evidence of meeting core requirements in educational psychology, educational foundations, literacy, technology, and special education, including supervised field experiences.
  • For Sequence 4 only, possess Transitional B certificate in Teaching English grades 7-12.
  • Evidence of having completed a course in Special Education (ESC 463 or the equivalent). Students who have not taken this course as an undergraduate must take ESC 506 as part of their graduate program.
  • 500-word essay outlining career goals.
  • Two to three letters of recommendation.
  • Individual interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

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.


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