New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate programs in Secondary Education


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Foreign Language Education, MA in English Education (with dual certification options in Special Education or Educational Theatre)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our secondary education MA programs – in English, Foreign Language, Math, and Social Studies Education -- prepare you for success as a teacher and leader in today’s demanding educational environment. As a graduate you’ll succeed in your first years of teaching and have a thorough foundation to keep improving throughout your career. Our graduates are in leadership positions in schools, universities, and other educational institutions throughout the country, particularly in urban settings.

Our initial certification programs draw on our faculty’s extensive experience as teachers and researchers. Each program integrates hands-on knowledge with a rich theoretical understanding of how adolescents learn and the critical education issues of our time.

Many courses have an observation component that sends you into New York City schools, lets you test your conceptions of teaching in practice, and makes your transition to student teaching easier. You’ll learn about curriculum development, classroom management, assessment, and technology and be prepared for the high-pressure world of standards and high-stakes tests.

After thorough preparation we place you in the classroom for two semesters of student teaching at two different host schools/grade levels. Your cooperating teacher and NYU faculty provide feedback and suggestions along the way to help you learn, develop, and refine your teaching techniques.

In addition to pedagogical core requirements, including multicultural education, language and literacy, and special education, you’ll deepen your background in the subject area you’ll be teaching. Discipline-based courses integrate content and pedagogical approaches so you may simultaneously consider the subject and how it can be most effectively taught.

If you’re already a teacher with initial certification, we offer full- and part-time MA programs leading to professional certification, and PhD study.

Generous scholarships are available to help fund your graduate education.


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

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,538.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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