EdM in English Education

The Master of Education in English & Language Arts Education provides advanced study for educators with initial licensure seeking professional licensure and those interested in working outside of the U.S. public school system. Students in the EdM program prepare for careers as teachers, supervisors, department chairs, curriculum developers, and consultants.

The Master’s program emphasizes both recent research and successful practices in English and language arts education. EdM students study English and American literature, research on language development, classroom teaching methodology, and service to schools and children. The program focuses on research findings that help improve instructional methodology, materials, and curricula. Students will examine the art and the craft of teaching language and literature.

Students in the EdM program may earn a professional license for classroom teaching if they have the appropriate preliminary experience and hold an initial licensure. In addition to coursework, the professional license track includes a 60-hour supervised field experience focused on a curriculum, departmental, or administrative project.

EdM Requirements

Coursework (36 cr)

  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Education (4 cr)
  • Three courses in Curriculum & Teaching or a related field (12 cr)
  • Four graduate-level courses in English at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (16 cr)
  • One elective course chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor. With advisor approval, electives may include courses at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. (4 cr)


A 60-hour supervised field experience for 2 credits is required only for students pursuing professional licensure. This field experience is not student teaching, but rather a curriculum, departmental, or administrative project.