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.

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.

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The English Language Arts Education BS program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in English (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program who have passed all three portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edstudserv@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

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.

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The Teacher Education MAT English Language Arts Education Track with ESOL Endorsement meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in English (6-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country, may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact edgrad@ucf.edu to assist you in your career planning.

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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