Earning your master’s degree in English education will not only help you improve your writing and teaching skills, but will also open doors to your future. For years, students like you have been working with our experienced faculty to learn and grow as English educators. At the completion of your program, you will be fully qualified to teach English or language arts for grades 5-12, be a writing specialist in your chosen field, or be a writing teacher at any level.
PSU offers the Master of Education in English Education (non-certification) and two concentrations:
- 5–12 Certification: Students interested in obtaining New Hampshire Teacher Certification in English (grades 5–12) should select this option. Graduates will be endorsed for certification in New Hampshire and fully qualified to teach English and language arts in grades 5–12. The program is designed to meet all New Hampshire, NCATE, and NCTE standards for the preparation of teachers of English and language arts as well as providing a background in the subject areas of literature, writing, and language at the graduate level.
- Teaching of Writing: The Teaching of Writing concentration is designed for students who want to enhance their professional development through working with their own writing in various genres and becoming writing specialists in their fields. Students may become writing teachers at any level and in a variety of settings. The program is designed to help participants improve their own writing; improve teaching skills related to the teaching of writing; enhance their use of readings in the writing classroom, and work with teaching and promoting writing at a variety of levels and in different situations.
This program is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
International Student Requirements:
International students must have proof of English level proficiency through either the TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS Level 112 scores.
In addition, you must provide an I-134 Affidavit of Financial Support Form. Documents, including bank statements and other financial documents dated within the past 30 days, that confirm you have the financial resources to study for a year at Plymouth State must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
You must also include a copy of your valid passport with your application materials.
Finally, you must also submit official, notarized transcripts, verifying that you've completed at least a baccalaureate degree, which must be translated into English and evaluated for institutional equivalency.