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Dual Major in ETS and English Education

Syracuse University has one of the most innovative undergraduate English Education programs in the nation. English Education students declare majors in both ETS and English Education, earning a dual B.A. degree from the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences.

In English Education courses, students learn how to address all learners’ needs in a changing diverse society, with particular emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity, integration of media and technology, multi-level teaching, and standards-based assessment. With help from their advisors in ETS and Education, students select ETS courses that align with secondary school curriculum. English Education majors will follow the regular ETS major program, except that their coursework must include a course in Shakespeare, ETS 325: History and Varieties of English, a course with significant attention to non-Western literature and/or literature by members of racial groups represented in American schools, and one of the following: WRT 301, WRT 303, WRT 307, or WRT 428.

After completing the English Education program and passing several state tests, students are eligible for New York State certification in English language arts, grades 7-12.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment to discuss the English Education program, contact:
Marcelle M. Haddix, PhD
Reading & Language Arts Center
200 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-7642

Master’s Programs in English Education at Syracuse

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Students interested in enrolling in a Master’s program to become certified to teach English in grades 7-12 should contact the School of Education.

Students graduating with a BA in ETS may qualify for the Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship Program, which assists students who have graduated from Syracuse University within the last five years and who enroll full-time in a selected School of Education Master of Science (M.S.) program. This tuition scholarship program offers graduate students in eligible programs funding covering 33% of the student’s tuition.  For more information, contact the School of Education Graduate Recruiting Office:

Laurie Deyo
Academic and Student Services, School of Education
111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230
Syracuse NY
(315) 443-2505