The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary English Concentration is a 41 credit-hour program that leads to initial teaching certification in 6-12th grade English. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in English, or an English related field, who wish to earn teacher certification in the State of Michigan.

What You Will Learn

You will learn writing and literature from a teacher’s perspective, curriculum and methods for teaching in secondary school, psychology of adolescence, classroom assessment design, technology and student-centered learning practices, and methods for creating and maintaining an inclusive educational environment.


Certified teachers with the English (BA) endorsement can teach a variety of sciences in 6-12th grade classrooms. As a student in this program, you may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home department for this program, and in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, home of the professional teaching courses.

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