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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $13,903.50*

*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, and engaging an increasingly diverse student population, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
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

  • Middle school language arts teachers
  • Secondary school language arts teachers
  • Community college language arts teachers
  • Teachers of dual-enrollment high school/college English courses.

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 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 K-12 ESOL certification preparation program.

If you are a first-, second- or third-year teacher, and teach in an MPER partner school district, you might qualify for a 50 percent tuition sponsorship from the College of Education.

See how you can apply today.

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