Department of Teaching and Learning

Pre-2012 Education Minors

English Education Minor

Effective Fall 2012, students may no longer declare the General Education Minor or any of the Secondary Education Minors.  These minors have been replaced by the Minor in Teacher Education and the Minor in Global and Urban Education Studies.

If you have already declared the General Education Minor or one of the Secondary Education Minors, do not despair -- this archived website provides information on those minors, including course requirements.

The English Education Minor enables you to complete coursework as an undergraduate in CAS that will reduce the number of credits required of an NYU Steinhardt M.A. degree in Teachers of English, Grades 7-12 that will fulfill the requirements for Initial teacher certification. The master's degree will require 30 credits including student teaching internships beyond the bachelor's degree.

Ideally you would want to declare the minor and begin taking these courses during your first semester of junior year. Please be advised that most of these courses require a fieldwork component consisting of classroom observation and participation. For course descriptions, please see the current NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Bulletin at www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/bulletin.

Courses to be taken by CAS English Majors as a Minor in English Education (4 Courses, 16 Points)

Prerequisite
An overall GPA during the first two years of study of at least 2.5 and an overall GPA in English content courses during the first two years of at least 3.0.
Fall Semester Junior Year (1 course, 4 points)
TCHL-UE 0001 Inquiries into Teaching and Learning I. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Spring Semester Junior Year (1 course, 4 points)
  Inquiries into Teaching and Learning II. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Fall Semester Senior Year (1 course, 4 points)
APSY-UE 1272 Adolescent Development. Includes 15 hours field experiences.
Spring Semester Senior Year - One course in the Secondary English Education Curriculum (1 course, 4 points)
TCHL-UE 1020 Integrating History and Literature with Adolescents

Declare the Minor

For advisement, additional information or to declare the minor, please click here


Next Steps: Master's Degree in Teacher Education

If the English Education Minor convinced you to pursue a career in teaching, take the next step and complete your M.A. degree in teacher education at NYU Steinhardt.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for one of Steinhardt's MA programs in teacher education, you must have completed your English Education Minor courses with a grade of B or better and present a strong academic record in your other courses.

Graduate Admissions Information

Graduate admissions and application information is available online via http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate.admissions or in person in Pless Hall, 3rd Floor. If you have detailed questions about the application process, please feel free to call the Office of Graduate Admissions at (212) 998-5030.

Applications should be submitted for the fall semester by the deadline of February 1. Be sure to indicate the option code of “FYR” on your graduate admissions application if you will have completed an Ed Minor by the time you enroll in the master's.

Funding your M.A. Degree

Depending on the subject you would like to teach and the program in which you wish to enroll there may be special funding opportunities for you. Check them out now!

M.A. Degree - Teachers of English, Grades 7-12 (30 Points)

For CAS English Majors Who Have Successfully Completed the English Education Minor

Prerequisite
An overall GPA during the first two years of study of at least 2.5 and an overall GPA in English content courses during the first two years of at least 3.0
General Pedagogical Core (3 points)
SPCED-GE 2162 Special Education (3 points, including field experiences)
Pedagogical Content Knowledge Core (2 courses & an independent study, 7 points)
Possible electives to choose from include:
ENGED-GE 2505 Foundations of Educational Linguistics (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2509 Teaching Reading in the English Classroom (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2577 Pluralistic Approaches to Cultural Literacy (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2511 Practicum: Teaching Expository Writing (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2101 Individualized Writing Instruction (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2049 Teaching English in the Inner City (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2521 Literature and the Adolescent Experience (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2507 Dramatic Activities in the English Classroom (3 points)
Specialized Pedagogical Core (9 credits)
ENGED-GE 2501 Master's Seminar in English Education (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2041 Teaching and Learning English Language Arts in the Middle School (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2042 Teaching and Learning English Language Arts in the High School (3 points)
Student Teaching (8 points)
ENGED-GE 2911 Supervised Student Teaching in the Middle School (4 points)
ENGED-GE 2922 Supervised Student Teaching in the High School (4 points)
Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 points)
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers (0 points)
Terminal Experience (3 points)
ENGED-GE 2540 English Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (3 points)

Adviser
: Professor David Kirkland, (212) 998-7391, mailto:mes1@nyu.edu

Teacher Certification

Upon successful completion of the master's degree, NYU Steinhardt will recommend you for New York State Initial Teacher Certification. For the New York State Education Department to issue your certificate you must also: