Master of Arts in Teaching / English Education (Secondary)
Western Governors University

Program Details

To help meet the urgent nationwide need for teachers, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education (Secondary). The program prepares students to earn a teaching license and a master’s degree. Curriculum includes English content, theoretical and practical application of teaching methodology, lesson planning, and classroom management. A 12–20 week in-classroom teaching experience is incorporated. The M.A. in Teaching, English Education (Secondary) is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree, and leads to initial teacher licensure in all 50 states. WGU’s Teachers College is CAEP-accredited. 

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. With unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from WGU's competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.

Requirements

The program includes a student teaching component.

The program requires a total of 41 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.

Admission requirements:

  • Provide official transcripts that demonstrate you have earned a bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited university
  • Meet any program-specific admissions requirements
  • Interview with a WGU Enrollment Counselor

School Accreditation Statement

Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU's "home" accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges.