Highly qualified graduate students finish the Curriculum & Instruction: English Education program prepared to meet the demands of teaching in the 21st century. Whether you earn a doctorate, specialist or master’s in English Education, you’ll go on to flourish in classrooms and beyond.
As part of your advanced course work, you will have numerous opportunities to work with adolescents and their teachers. You’ll gain experience in local schools, tutor individual at-risk students, teach small groups, and plan and present lessons. As you practice planning, delivering, and managing high quality instruction, you’ll gain a rich understanding of the many print and non-print literacies that define today’s communication. For instance, you will understand and address how technology can enhance teaching and learning.
We also explore the roles English teachers assume when working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Another area of study in the program looks at the English teacher’s role in reading instruction.
We offer an online master’s in English Education designed for those who already hold a Professional Educator’s Certificate. We also offer on-campus master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.
Please note: These are advanced programs designed for current teachers. If you are seeking teacher certification for English Education (grades 6-12), please see our English Education combined BS/MS pathway.
In order to meet minimum University admission requirements, applicants must have:
M.S. and Ed.S. Applicant Target Scores:
Verbal – 146+
Quantitative – 140+
Ph.D. Applicant Target Scores:
Verbal – 151+
Quantitative – 145+
Writing – 3+
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) do not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report.
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
Applicants must upload the following REQUIRED supporting documents to the Admissions Application Portal:
Curriculum choices in our master’s and specialist programs are designed to enable students to become teacher leaders, college instructors, as well as curriculum specialists, state testing specialists and textbook company representatives. Doctoral program graduates are prepared to become university professors, researchers and leaders in the field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook for high school teachers is expected to grow 7.5% through 2026, which equates to approximately 79,500 new jobs. The job outlook for instructional leaders/coordinators is expected to grow up to 10.5% through 2026. That translates into over 17,000 new jobs nationwide. The median national annual salary range for instructional leaders/coordinators is $64,450 per year. For university or college professors, the Bureau predicts a 9.8% increase in jobs by 2026, totaling 8,300 new jobs. The median national salary is $66,590 per year.
A career in education can be very rewarding, and a typical path offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth. Educators make a difference in the lifelong learning experience of their students, as well as, the quality and standards of the programs they teach.