Become an English Teacher
The Secondary English Education MEd curriculum is a 39-credit program leading to teacher certification.
In addition to taking secondary education and English courses, you will complete significant off-campus field experience prior to participating in a 16-week student teaching practicum and teaching seminar. Candidates for New Hampshire state teacher certification in secondary English education may be accepted to and begin the program of study right away provide they meet undergraduate degree, GPA and essay requirements for initial admission. Students must pass the Praxis I before applying to the student-teaching portion of the program. Prior to student-teaching placement, candidates must also pass the Praxis II test in their chosen subject area.
English Student-Teaching Practicum
The Master of Education in Secondary English Education curriculum culminates in a 16-week student-teaching practicum in an area school and a weekly teaching seminar at SNHU. During your full-time practice-teaching experience you will receive ongoing supervision and guidance from a teacher in your placement school as well as a member of the SNHU School of Education faculty. Over the course of the semester you will gradually take on the role of the classroom teacher.
You should apply to the student-teaching program one year before your placement begins. All other course work must be completed prior to beginning your student teaching placement.
Secondary English Certification Program
To achieve New Hampshire certification in Secondary English Education for grades 5-12, you must complete an undergraduate major in English, literature or a related area. Students without an undergraduate degree in one of these areas may be required to take additional undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission to the program. Students must complete the following MEd in Secondary English Education courses. Courses are three credits unless otherwise indicated.
Secondary English Courses
EDU 521 Exploring the Principles of Education
EDU 533 Learning through Technology
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction
SPED 501 Exceptional Child
EDU 511 Methods of Teaching Secondary School
EDU 520 The Educator Researcher
EDU 552 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDU 560 Methods of Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools
DEV 515 Adolescent Psychology
RDG 535 Content Area Literacy Grades 5-12
RDG 532 Adolescent Literature
EDU 571 Student Teaching (6 credits)
Total credits 39
Education programs are accredited by:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
- New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification