MEd in Secondary English Education


Share Your Love of Language Arts

If you enjoy reading, writing and literature and want to share this passion with middle school or high school students, the Secondary English Education MEd can get you started.

The Master of Education degree program in Secondary English Education is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in English, literature or a related field who wish to become a secondary English teacher. Related degrees in such areas as creative writing, humanities or journalism must contain 10 undergraduate English language and literature classes. Earn your grad degree in Secondary English Education from SNHU and leverage your passion while you gain the teaching skills you need to become a state-certified public or private school English teacher. SNHU has a reputation for developing skilled secondary English teachers who excel in the classroom.

Earn NH Certification to Teach English

The Secondary English Education MEd is offered at the Manchester, N.H., campus, an easy commute from communities throughout the region. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible for licensure in New Hampshire in Secondary English Education (grades 5-12). Your grad degree in Secondary English Education degree enables you to teach reading, writing, literature, grammar and linguistics.

New Hampshire requires that all secondary education candidates complete 30 undergraduate credit hours in specific content areas for certification. A review of your transcript(s) will be conducted and the results reported to you before the end of your first term at SNHU. Based on this review, you may be required to take additional coursework to meet the state's content area requirements. Any missing coursework must be completed prior to student teaching.

Advantages of an MEd in Secondary English Degree at SNHU

  • An affordable Secondary English Education MEd program offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.
  • No tuition reimbursement required with employer tuition reimbursement.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Learn innovative educational practices from accomplished instructors who have spent years in the classroom.
  • One-to-one personalized support from an academic advisor.
  • Graduate in two years, with two courses per 10-week term.
  • Earn New Hampshire state endorsement as a secondary English teacher.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.

Initial licensure candidates also are required to complete a general assessment form.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

University Accreditation

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