English education

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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.

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of education in learning, teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in English education


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

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.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, High School Teachers
Employment growth
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.
Average salary increase

Program structure

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 includes

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


100% online


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

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MPER Early Career Scholars 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.

Learn more about this program

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