Do you love Shakespeare, Stieg Larsson or Stephenie Meyer" Are you intrigued about examining Diane Ravitch's educational theories, Doris Kearns Goodwin's historical perspectives or John Irving's latest literary masterpiece" Then take the next step to expand on your initial teaching certificate in secondary English. Pursue the master's degree necessary for permanent teaching certification in New York state by studying for the M.S.Ed in adolescence education: English (7-12) at SUNY Cortland.
Through advanced course work, you'll explore all facets of English and the language arts, teaching methods for literature and critical literacy, language development, composition, American literature and British literature, as well as global and multicultural perspectives. If you have not already met the language requirement for a year of college-level study or the equivalent in a language other than English, you may take language courses during your graduate study. Compilation of a required teaching portfolio allows you to document reflective teaching and learning processes.
Small Classes, Strong Mentors
In our small classes, you'll benefit from the positive mentor relationship and lifelong learning friendships you develop with enthusiastic faculty members who love to teach and actively conduct research. These outstanding professionals invite you into a vibrant intellectual community committed to balancing a well-rounded liberal arts education with exceptional career preparation.
Flexible Completion Options
As a full-time student taking 12 or more credit hours each semester, you would be able to complete the program in a year and a half. Our flexible scheduling also offers you the option of pursuing the M.S.Ed in adolescence education English (7-12) over multiple years and on a part-time basis.
At the State University of New York College at Cortland, we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
Fall semester applications: July 1
Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
Summer semester applications: April 1
Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check availability.
Note: A minimum of nine credit hours in the program must be taken at the 600 level. Alternatives for the pedagogical core are permitted only when students have earned grades of B+ or better in the undergraduate equivalents of Cortland's AEN pedagogy sequence — AED 308, 309, 341, 408, 409 and 441.A. Pedagogical Core: 16 credit hours
Students are required to take 16 credit hours of courses that link content and pedagogy.
12 credits of ENG graduate courses. To establish breadth and depth across the discipline and to meet NCATE/NCTE requirements, appropriate courses will be chosen in consultation with the M.S.Ed. Coordinator.C. Elective Course: 3 credit hours
Six additional elective credits chosen in consultation with M.S.Ed. Coordinator from graduate courses with an ENG prefix or from the following list: EDU 524, EDU 525/AAS 581, EDU 531, EDU 552, EDU 570, ICC 620, ICC 622, ICC 623, ICC 624, ICC 627, LIT 549, LIT 550, LIT 630, SPE 510.CARR, DASA and SAVE
Completion of the following workshops:
Students electing to take the Middle Childhood Extension may do so by completing the following additional courses:
ENG elective *
ENG elective *
August or December degree
* Depending on undergraduate preparation