New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate programs in English Education


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in English Education, Dual M.A. in English Education and Educational Theatre

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We offer an M.A. in English Education that leads to NY State initial teacher certification for grades 7-12.

Develop mastery in literature, reading, writing, and inquiry-based teaching methods for diverse adolescent learners in urban settings. Focus on multimedia and digital literacies and traditional theories of writing, reading, and language development; teaching methods that get teens from all cultures excited about using language in new ways; and an understanding of the urban school community and the social, cultural, and political aspects of language learning and diversity. The pivotal experience of the program is a two-semester sequence of student teaching at the middle and high school levels in our host New York City public schools.

We also offer a new Clinically Based English Education Teacher Residency Program, which prepares recent college graduates to become English teachers in urban public schools. Steinhardt has partnered with the Great Oaks Foundation to offer this unique program to qualified members of the Great Oaks Tutor Corps Urban Fellowship Program in Newark, New Jersey. Our faculty includes world-class experts in the teaching of reading/writing, in understanding the connections between education and culture, in teaching with new media, and in advancing school reform. Join hundreds of our graduates who teach in public and independent, charter, and magnet school classrooms throughout New York City and across the country. Or work in educational print and electronic publishing, educational television, museum education, and as language and literature specialists and trainers in private and non-profit settings throughout the U.S.

Both a professional certification M.A. and an M.A. for experienced teachers are offered, as well as a dual M.A. program in English Education and Educational Theatre. Students in our selective Ph.D. program prepare for careers as researchers and teacher educators in literacy and the English language arts.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,367 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Find Schools