English Education

Program of Study

We are no longer admitting students to this program. Please see our new Teacher Residency program, an MAT in Secondary Education that leads to eligibility for initial certification in teaching English to students in grades 7-12. 

The Clinically Based English Education (CBEE) Teacher Residency Program leads to eligibility for certification in teaching English, Grades 7-12, in New York State. In the first year of the program, you complete the 18-credit advanced certificate to receive initial teacher certification. In the second year of the program, you may complete the remaining 12 credits for the master of arts degree which qualifies graduates to receive professional certification after three years of full-time teaching.

This program is offered in affiliation with the Great Oaks Foundation and their Tutor Corps Urban Education Fellowship program

You must first be admitted to the Tutor Corps before you may be considered for this Teacher Residency program. Apply to the Tutor Corps. 

Length of Program

For both degree programs combined, you complete 30 credits through two years of continuous study while participating in the Great Oaks Tutor Corps during the first year, and as a new classroom teacher at at a school in the community you served during the second year. You must successfully complete the advanced certificate program in order to continue on to the MA program.

During the first year, you will begin your graduate studies with selected coursework at NYU’s Washington Square campus in the summer and conclude your graduate coursework in late June of the following year.  The Teacher Residency component of the program takes place from September through June at a Great Oaks Charter School.

If you successfully complete the advanced certificate and are recommended by the program director to continue on for the MA degree, you will take additional graduate courses at NYU’s campus during the summer term following completion of your Teacher Residency year and the advanced certificate. During the school year, you will receive coaching and mentoring at the school at which you are working, and participate in a final graduate capstone project to help you succeed and excel as a new teacher.

Requirements for the Advanced Certificate Degree

18 credits: 9 credits in teacher residency – learning and practicing the skills you need to become a highly effective English/Language Arts teacher – and 9 credits in core learning in special education, literacy and reading or social studies, and adolescent development.  All courses are required.

Semester-by-Semester Schedule

Course Title

Credits

Type or Location

Fall (2-3 courses, 6 credits)

ENGED-GE 2411 Residency 1

6

on site

TCHL-GE 2999 Social Responsibilities of Teachers

0

one-day conference at NYU on Friday or Saturday, plus online

Spring (2 courses, 5-6 credits)

ENGED-GE 2412 Residency 2

2-3

on site

SPCED-GE 2162 Educating Students with Disabilities in Middle School and Adolescent Settings

3

on site

Summer (3 courses, 6 credits)

ENGED-GE 2413 Residency 3

1

on site

ENGED-GE 2509 Teaching Reading in the English Language Classroom (English Ed CBEE only)

3

at NYU Washington Square

TCHL-GE 2515 Adolescent Learners in Urban Contexts

2

at NYU Washington Square

Total credits

18

 

 

  • Continuous participation. You must be a Great Oaks Tutor and satisfactorily perform your tutor responsibilities in order to participate in the CBEE or SOCC Teacher Residency program. 
  • Satisfactory academic progress. You must receive a passing grade in each course each term in order to progress to each subsequent term in the CBEE or SOCC Teacher Residency program. 

  • New York State Initial Certification. All Teacher Residents who have satisfactorily completed the 18-credit advanced certificate program will be eligible and recommended for New York State Initial Certification to teach English or Social Studies, Grades 7-12. Eligibility for New York State Initial Certification also requires passing scores on the relevant New York State Teacher Certification Exams and fingerprint clearance. New Jersey reciprocates New York Certification but requires an additional exam. Steinhardt’s Teacher Certification website provides information on teacher certification.
Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree

12 credits beyond the advanced certificate: 3 credits in induction mentoring – evaluating and refining your teaching skills – plus 6 credits in English education electives, and 3 credits in a final integrative capstone project. All students follow the same course schedule during the fall and spring terms.

Semester-by-Semester Schedule

Total credits

12 

Course Title

Credits

Type or Location

Fall (1-2 courses, 3 credits)

TCHL-GE 2416 Community of Practice I

3

on site

Spring (2 courses, 3-4 credits)

TCHL-GE 2416 Community of Practice II 

0-1

on site

ENGED-GE 2120 Curriculum and Research in Literacy/Language Arts (Capstone) 

3

on site and online

Summer (1-2 courses, 2-6 credits)

   

ENGED-GE xxxx Elective Content Course I

3

NYU Washington Square/NYU London

ENGED-GE xxxx Elective Content Course II

3

NYU Washington Square/NYU London

 

  • Continuous participation. You must be a fully-employed teacher in a public or charter school in order to participate in the CBEE MA degree program. 
  • Satisfactory academic progress. You must receive a passing grade in each course each term in order to progress to each subsequent term in the CBEE MA degree program. 
  • New York State Professional Certification. Upon successful completion of three years of full-time paid teaching experience, graduates of the master of arts program will be eligible and recommended for New York State professional certification. New Jersey reciprocates New York certification but requires an additional exam. See more information on teacher certification.