The English Language Arts Education Program at the University of Central Florida offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. These degree programs provide educational preparation specific to English Language Arts instruction for persons from a wide range of educational settings. Students will gain a better understanding of the history of English Language Arts education, the transfer of theories of learning and adolescent development into K-12 curriculum, various teaching philosophies and curricular issues including national and state standards and English Learners, theories of teaching and learning, assessment of student learning, teacher and program assessment, and English Language Arts education research.

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Degree Facilitators: Elsie Olan, Ph.D. | Nicole Damico, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator: Janet Andreasen, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science

Secondary Education (BS) – English Language Arts Education

The Secondary Education BS – English Language Arts Education program offers students the option of two tracks: English Language Arts Education – Education Track and English Language Arts Education – Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Undergraduate Minor

English Language Arts Education

The English Language Arts Education minor is intended for non-English Language Arts Education majors. It is well suited for students majoring in another secondary content area or as an area for students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies. This minor is available for students in the 2008 catalog year and beyond. This minor is not available to students in pending status in a College of Community Innovation and Education major.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching

Teacher Education (MAT) – English Language Arts Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program was created to allow individuals who are not certified to teach to become effective, certified teachers of secondary English language arts education. Graduation from this state-approved M.A.T. includes the successful completion of a 6-hour internship, submission of a comprehensive portfolio, and passing scores on all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. The Master of Arts in Teaching admits in spring and summer terms only.

The Teacher Education MAT, English Language Arts Education with ESOL Endorsement program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach English in grades 6-12, including students previously certified to teach in another field.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

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Master of Education

Secondary Education (MEd) – English Language Arts Education

The English Language Arts Education track in the Secondary Education MEd program is designed to meet the advanced knowledge and skill needs of the English classroom teacher.

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