Master of Arts in Teaching English Prepares You For a Rewarding Career
By allowing you to earn both a bachelor's degree in English and a master of arts in teaching English in just five years, SNHU's MAT program offers an ideal opportunity to fast track your teaching career, while also improving your marketability when you enter the workforce. Through a combination of course work, research and student teaching experiences, the Master of Arts in Teaching English program prepares you to not only be an exceptional teacher, but also a leader at your school. You professors will challenge you to hone your teaching skills and expand your content expertise so that you can improve the performance of individual students.
Some of the many topics you will explore in the Master of Arts in Teaching English program include:
- Methods of Teaching In Secondary Schools
- The Educational Factors of Diversity
- Assessment, Accountability and Teaching in the Classroom
- Writing Workshops for Educators
- Children With Exceptionalities
Steady Job Growth Projected for Teachers
Earning your Master of Arts in Teaching English will allow you to compete for a growing number of teaching jobs expected in the coming years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2008 and 2018, employment of middle school teachers is expected to grow by 15 percent and high school teachers by nine percent. The BLS further reports that a earning a master’s degree "often results in a raise in pay."
Resources for Students Pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching English
Access helpful resources on secondary English teaching jobs and professional development and networking opportunities for English teacher at the following web links:
SNHU Career Development Center
Learn about SNHU career planning and development assistance.
U.S. Department of Labor, Educational Services Occupational Outlook, 2010-2011
View the latest information on recommended education and training, teaching job prospects, and expected earnings of those in the education field, including for those seeking secondary English teaching jobs.
Professional Organizations and Associations
National Council for Teachers of English
NCTE promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
New England Association of Teachers of English
NEATE fosters professional growth activities for teachers of English in the New England region.
International Reading Association
The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.
National Education Association
The mission of the NEA is to advocate for education professionals and to unite members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges, and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching, teachers, school specialists and administrators.
New Hampshire Department of Education
The NHDOE is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the educational needs of each student.
American Federation of Teachers
Its mission is to improve the lives of their members and their families; to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations; to strengthen the institutions in which they work; to improve the quality of the services they provide; to bring together all members to assist and support one another; and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in their union, in our nation and throughout the world.