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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 33
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $13,447.50*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in English education from MU can help you advance your teaching career with additional background in teaching reading and writing, literature and media literacy. If you want to expand your teaching skills and develop an expertise in lesson planning, curriculum creation, classroom management and diversity, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

6%
Employment growth1
25%
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, High School Teachers

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary school with a master’s degree exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C.

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Language arts teachers at middle, secondary and community college levels
  • Professional editors
  • Public relations or technical writers

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Foundations of English education
  • Media literacy
  • Teaching communication
  • Teaching language
  • Teaching literature
  • Teaching writing in middle and secondary schools

Note This program is not appropriate for you if you are seeking course work toward TESOL, EFL or ELL certification. However, if you already have teaching certification in the state of Missouri, the department does offer a 21-hour Missouri ESOL certification preparation program.

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum .