Accelerated BA/MA Teacher Education Programs

BA in English and MA in Teaching English, Grades 7-12, Initial Certification

Earn a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Only Five Years

Open only to NYU College of Arts and Science students, this accelerated dual-degree program allows you to complete your BA in English and MA in Teaching English in only five years. You'll receive a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level and a professional education at the graduate level.

Starting your junior or senior year as an undergraduate, you'll complete fieldwork at a New York City school and take coursework toward your master's degree, reducing the number of credits needed to complete the MA and saving both time and money. Graduates of this dual-degree program are eligible for New York State initial teaching certification for grades 7-12.

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

What you'll learn
  • Teaching methods that foster critical thought and provoke inquiry-based learning
  • Classroom strategies that are innovative and appropriate for teaching students in urban educational environments
  • Pedagogical and English core content knowledge, and current issues and trends in English education

See the courses you'll complete during your junior or senior year as an undergraduate, and the MA courses you'll take as a graduate student, and a course sequence by semester for this dual-degree.

How you'll learn

Extensive Field Experience
You will complete 100 hours of school-based fieldwork prior to student teaching, enabling you to become familiar with urban educational environments and develop classroom strategies that are innovative and appropriate for teaching today's students. You will complete a portion of the fieldwork during your junior or senior year.

Hands-On Teaching Experiences in New York City Public Schools
The pivotal field experience of the program consists of two semesters of student teaching, one at the middle and one at the high school level. As a student teacher, you will be mentored by the cooperating teacher and NYU field supervisors, and gain increasing responsibility for teaching in a New York City public school.

Am I eligible to apply to this program? 

College of Arts and Science students majoring in English are eligible for this dual-degree program. You will complete the first 6 credits of the 36-credit MA while you are still an undergraduate. These 6 credits are specified below.

You must earn a B or better in all Steinhardt coursework in order for these to be applied to the MA degree. You must complete all requirements of your major and all college-wide requirements before matriculating at NYU Steinhardt. 

Visit the CAS BA/MA website for a complete description of eligibility requirements, program structure, a FAQ, and information on financial aid. 

Prepare for a career as a
  • Teacher of English in middle schools, secondary schools, and colleges
  • English curriculum specialist, coordinator, or evaluator in schools and school districts
  • English teacher educator in colleges and universities
  • Editor or publisher in textbook and educational publishing
For more information about this program, please contact

Initial advising and pre-application information:
Scott Statland
Associate Director, Juniors and Inter-School Programs
NYU College of Arts and Sciences 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:
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:
Mark Perez
Certification Officer
Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs
Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor
212-998-5033

Steinhardt Graduate Courses to be Completed During Junior or Senior Year

During your 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

MA 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/D.A.S.A.: 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, Initial Certification, 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 Technology into the K-12 Curriculum

1

Specialized Pedagogical Core (3 credits) 

ENGED-GE 2041

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

3

Student Teaching (6 credits)

ENGED-GE 2911

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

3

ENGED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching in 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, Initial Certification.

Course Sequence by Semester

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 Middle School and High School

3

ENGED-GE 2911

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

3