The M.A. English Teacher program prepares students for a career teaching English from middle school through high school. Study includes analysis of several genres of literature from various historical periods, practical criticism and bibliographical methods, and theoretical approaches. Topics in the history and structure of the English language and the interrelation of language, culture and society are also part of the curriculum. Classes offered in the School of Education explore pedagogical issues and offer supervised field experiences. The program leads to professional certification by the New York State Education Department.