Department of Teaching and Learning

Accelerated BA/MA Teacher Education Programs

Dual BA English/MA, Teaching English, Grades 7-12

This accelerated dual degree program enables you to complete both your BA in English and your MA in Teaching English, Grades 7-12 in five years. When you complete the dual degree program, you will be eligible for New York State certification as a teacher of English for grades 7-12.

Learn more about why pursuing this dual degree program and becoming a teacher are both good ideas.

Overview

The master’s program in English education seeks to integrate content mastery with teaching methods in order to provoke inquiry-based learning. It also aims to familiarize students with urban educational environments and enables them to develop classroom strategies that are innovative and appropriate for teaching today's students.

Extensive school-based fieldwork (100 hours) is required prior to student teaching, which you will complete, in part, during your junior or senior year.

The pivotal experience of the program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. MA students, mentored by their cooperating teachers, NYU field supervisor,s and methods teachers, are given responsibility for teaching in New York City public schools. 

Eligibility and Requirements for the BA English/MA Teaching English, Grades 7-12 Program

CAS students majoring in English are eligible for this dual degree program. Students complete 6 credits of the 36 credits for the MA while they are still undergraduates. These 6 credits are specified below.

Students must earn a B or better in all Steinhardt courses in order for these to be applied to the MA dual degree students must complete all requirements of their major as well as college-wide requirements prior to matriculating at Steinhardt.

Visit the CAS BA/MA website for a complete description of eligibility requirements.

Steinhardt Graduate Courses to be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

During their junior or senior year, CAS English Majors complete 6 credits in education in place of other electives. These 6 credits count toward the BA degree in English from CAS.

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Fall Semester: 6 credits 

TCHL-GE 2010

Inquiries into Teaching and Learning III

3

ENGED-GE 2501

M.A. Seminar in English Education

3

TCHL-GE 2005

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0

TCHL-GE 2999

Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification/School Violence Prevention/DASA: Social Responsibilities of Teachers

0

Spring Semester: 0 credits 

TCHL-GE 2005

Fieldwork in Schools and Other Educational Settings

0


MA Degree Courses

Students in this dual degree program complete 30 credits for the MA degree in Teaching English, grades 7-12 as follows:

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (12 credits by advisement) 

TCHL-GE 2275

Language and Literacy Acquisition and Development

3

ENGED-GE 2505

Foundations of Educational Linguistics

3

ENGED-GE 2509

Teaching Reading in the English Language Classroom

3

ENGED-GE 2577

Teaching American Literature in the 21st Century

3

ENGED-GE 2511

Practicum: Teaching Expository Writing

3

ENGED-GE 2101

Individualized Writing Instruction

4

ENGED-GE 2049

English in the City

3

ENGED-GE 2521 Literature and the Adolescent Experience 3
ENGED-GE 2507 Dramatic Activities in the English Classroom 3
ENGED-GE 2515 Linguistics, Society and the Teacher 3
ENGED-GE 2045 Hip Hop and the Teaching of English 3
General Pedagogical Core (6 credits) 

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings

3

EDCT-GE 2018

Integrating Media and Tech. into the K-12 Curriculum

1

Specialized Pedagogical Core (3 credits) 

ENGED-GE 2041

Teaching and Learning English Language Arts in the Middle School and High School

3

Student Teaching (6 credits)

ENGED-GE 2911

Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle School and High School: Placement I

3

ENGED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle School and High School: Placement II 3
Terminal Experience (3 credits)

ENGED-GE 2120

Curriculum and Research in the English Language Arts

3


Special note: Students must complete at least one semester of a foreign language at the college level prior to graduation from the MA program in Teaching English, Grades 7-12.


Semester Schedule

Course #:

Course Name:

Credits

Summer Semester (3 credits)
ENGED-GE 2xxx Content Elective #1 3
Fall Semester (12 credits)
ENGED-GE.2xxx Content Elective #2 3

EDCT-GE 2018

Integrating Media & Technology in the K-12 Curriculum

1

TCHL-GE 2515

Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

ENGED-GE 2041

Teaching and Learning English Language Arts in the Middle School and High School

3

ENGED-GE 2911

Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle School and High School: Placement I

3

January Intersession (3 credits)
ENGED-GE 2xxx Content Elective #3 3
Spring Semester (12 credits)

 ENGED-GE 2120

Curriculum and Research in the English Language Arts

3

 ENGED-GE 2xxx

Content Elective #4

3

SPCED-GE 2162

Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings

3

ENGED-GE 2922

Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle School and High School: Placement II

3


Advising

For initial advising and pre-application information, please contact:

Scott Statland
Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs
NYU College of Arts and Science Advising
18 Washington Place, Room G106 (Academic Resource Center)
New York, NY 10003
212-998-8130

For questions about Steinhardt course registration or the master's program, please contact:

Roberto Martinez
Assistant Director of Graduate Advising and Student Services
Department of Teaching and Learning
East Building, 239 Greene Street, 3rd Floor
212-998-5458

For questions about teacher certification, please contact:

Mark Perez
Certification Officer
Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
212-998-5030