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English Education (K-12), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The five-year teacher education program in English Education (K-12) from Rutgers University leads to a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and initial teacher certification.


Rutgers undergraduates do preliminary coursework and field placements as assigned during the sophomore and junior years, are admitted to the English education (K-12) from Rutgers University during the spring semester of the junior year, and enter the professional education sequence in the summer between junior and senior years. Students then qualify to have their bachelor’s degree awarded by the undergraduate liberal arts college. The English Education (K-12) program is offered at Rutgers University.

Students continue with the professional sequence the summer after graduation. They return in the fall to complete a student-teaching internship with related coursework and continue with full-time graduate study, including a field-based research project, in the spring. The Ed.M. degree is conferred upon the completion of all five-year program requirements.

After the master’s degree is awarded, the GSE will make a recommendation to the New Jersey State Department of Education on behalf of the student to receive a Certificate of Eligibiligy with Advanced Standing (CEAS) as a teacher.

Vision StatementWe aspire to bring distinction to Rutgers by conducting research and improving practice in relation to three pressing issues in education: (i) meeting the needs of diverse learners, (ii) using emerging digital pedagogical tools effectively, and (iii) addressing the equity and adequacy of financial, human, and social resources for PK-12 and higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Education
  • Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Teaching Literature: Readers, Texts, and Contexts
  • Differentiating Instruction in the English Language Arts
  • Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom
  • Teaching Writing: Social and Cognitive Dimensions
  • Teachers as Writers
  • Assessment and Measurement for Teachers
  • Classroom Organization
  • Teaching Internship
  • Teaching Internship Seminar
  • The Teaching Professional
  • Inclusive Teaching in Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    62 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®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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General Requirements

  • Applications to the five-year teacher education programs can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.
  • An application should be filed only during or after completion of the introductory courses 05:300:200 Introduction to Education and 05:300:306 Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning. Applications must be filed with the graduate admissions office no later than February 1 of the junior year. Students are admitted only once a year to the five-year program. Admission to the program is limited and is applied competitively to all applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14652 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    17232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8616 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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