The English Education program draws from and contributes to a proud local and global heritage — the University of Iowa is known throughout the world as “The Writing University,” and Iowa City is the first UNESCO American “City of Literature” and the third designated in the world. 

The English Education programs begin and end with carefully designed internships in schools, where students have the opportunity to tutor, coach, and teach in classrooms. Students in the program study literature, writing, digital media, and other contemporary topics through classes taken from the world-renowned English department. They also take coursework in pedagogy and literacy.

Programs

Overview

The undergraduate program in English Education prepares students to teach English/language arts to grades 5-12.

Undergraduate students will receive a B.A. from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as 5-12 English teacher certification to teach in Iowa through the college’s Teacher Education Program.

Overview

This licensure program in English Education prepares students to teach English/language arts to grades 5-12..

The Licensure Only program is open to students who have completed their undergraduate degree and want to pursue licensure to teach English in secondary schools. Courses for the program may be taken at the undergraduate or at the graduate level. Generally, students take coursework at the graduate level if they anticipate pursuing a future degree and want to transfer the graduate credit earned in the Licensure Only program.

Overview

The M.A.T. in English Education prepares candidates to be secondary education teachers of English/language arts.

The 45 semester hour M.A.T. program in English Education is grounded in contemporary theory and research in the discipline of literary studies. Students who enroll in the M.A.T. will hold an undergraduate degree in English and will have taken very few, if any, undergraduate courses in education. In addition to coursework in English and education, students in the M.A.T. participate in field experiences and complete comprehensive projects near the end of the program.

Admissions Contact

Office of Student Services
310 Lindquist Center
319-335-5359
ask-education@uiowa.edu

 

    Overview

    The M.A. Program in English Education prepares candidates to serve as curriculum leaders or master teachers.

    Students who enter the program are already teachers who want to engage in a process of professional development and prepare themselves for more responsibility as educators. The program requires 30 hours of graduate coursework and a written comprehensive exam and /or project. No thesis is required.

    Visit the degree homepage for more information on admissions requirements, application instructions, and program requirements.

    Application Deadlines

    • Fall semester—July 15 (April 15 for international students) 
    • Spring semester—December 1 (October 1 for international students) 
    • Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for international students) 

    Overview

    College of Education added endorsement programs are state-of-Iowa approved, and available to current Teacher Education Program students and in-service teachers.

    How to add an endorsement.

    Complete list of English Education endorsements

    Contact

    Office of Student Services
    310 Lindquist Center
    319-335-5359
    ask-education@uiowa.edu

      FileNEW English / Language Arts - All added endorsement

      This teaching endorsement requires 40 hours of coursework and is preparation to teach all areas of English/language arts, including speech, drama, debate, and public speaking. Contact Amy Shoultz (amy-shoultz@uiowa.edu) for more information or to request a transcript analysis.

      Contact

      Program Coordinator