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MEd in English Education

Advance your skills in the teaching of English, literature, composition, and language with the MEd in English Education.

Our program is designed for credentialed secondary school teachers and leverages the experience of practicing professionals and distinguished faculty. As a student, you can take courses that fit a working teacher’s schedule and that support your individual areas of interest.


  1. Flexible course scheduling includes online and evening course offerings.
  2. Courses allow for practicing teachers to closely examine their current practices and teaching.
  3. Endorsements may be included in programs of study.
  4. Courses will include rich, critically-framed experiences with new and known digital tools and social media.
  5. Courses challenge students to explore texts, composition, language and languaging in ways that lead to coheret relevant, standards-aligned, differentiated, antiracist/anti-bias instruction and assessment.


In this program, you will develop skills to support your students’ reading and writing capabilities.

Our courses encourage you to connect your studies to your students’ learning and developmental needs in meaningful and rich ways. We help you form these connections by considering not only the skills of the classroom teacher but also the emerging policy context, curricular goals, practices, and assessments.

Coursework combines traditional learning practices with new literacy and digital media. You will take courses in:

  • Teaching of writing
  • Teaching of language (including both grammar and an understanding of linguistic diversity and the politics of language usage)
  • Teaching of literature (including specific attention to young adult literature)

The program of study includes 36 hours over 12 courses broken down into:

  • Foundations (one course)
  • Curriculum and teaching (four English education courses)
  • Teaching field (three courses)
  • Research (one course)
  • Electives (three courses)

In addition to courses in secondary English instruction, you have the opportunity to take electives / teaching field courses that can:

  • Be used for gifted-in-field endorsement
  • Be used for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement
  • Include courses from the online MEd in reading education with an emphasis in new and digital literacies (P-5 or 6-12)

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal .

Financial Assistance

Departmental graduate assistantships and fellowships are unavailable for students seeking their master’s degree. Please visit the following sites for information about additional financial assistance opportunities.

How to Apply

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the MEd in English Education

While completing your Graduate School application, please include the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Current resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • International applicants are required to submit either their TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Your 3 letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can evaluate your scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program.

Although the program recommends at least a 2.5 undergraduate GPA, most applicants greatly exceed that. Those candidates whose undergraduate grades do not represent their future potential should use the essay portions of the application to make their case for admission.

Deadline to Apply

  • October 15 (spring)
  • February 15 (summer)
  • April 15 (fall)

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Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

The majority of our students are practicing teachers. The flexibility of online and hybrid programs allows most of our students to continue teaching while getting their degree.

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