English Education

Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Teachers of English Language and Literature in Colleges, Non-Certification

Expand your teaching practice for college-level students

Develop teaching and learning methods in literature, writing, and the language arts for students in two-year colleges. You'll have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in curriculum and instruction, educational linguistics, reading and literature, writing, and related areas.

This is a non-certification program for professionals seeking preparation for teaching positions in private and community colleges, teachers' colleges, and community settings, as well as for certified teachers seeking additional coursework in educational theory and research methods in preparation for doctoral study. In order to be considered for admission, you must have a master's degree in English or English education and hold or be eligible for initial teacher certification. You should also have completed three years of successful teaching. 

What you'll learn

You will work closely with our nationally recognized faculty members to learn:

  • How to develop curricula for college-level learners
  • A mastery of language, composition, and literature while becoming skilled in reflective teaching
  • Strategies for adapting English instruction and negotiating the curriculum to meet the needs of your students
  • Pedagogical theories and research methods in education 
How you'll learn

English and Pedagogy
As a student in this program, you'll complete content courses linked to English pedagogy, acquiring knowledge to apply in the clasroom. 

Content Specialization
You'll take courses related to your professional goals and pursue a concentration in one of the four strands of the English Education curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Linguistics, Reading and Literature, and Writing. 

Prepare for a career as a
  • English teacher in private and community colleges, teachers’ colleges, and community settings
  • Non-teaching positions in writing, editing, developing curricula and instructional resources, publishing, educational policymaking, and other fields where English and education are prominent concerns
For more information about this post-master's advanced certificate, please contact

Sarah Beck
Program Director
East Building, Room 520
239 Greene Street
New York, NY 10003