Master of Teaching - English
Do you want to be an English teacher in middle or high school, teaching reading comprehension, grammar, literature, and writing? Our top-ranked English Education program prepares teachers to cultivate student success from day one.
The School of Education and Human Development is proud to offer a Master of Teaching (M.T.) degree and teacher licensure with an endorsement in English (grades 6-12). This is a post-graduate program for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
This program is not appropriate for candidates who solely wish to teach English as a Second Language, especially abroad. Students interested in this endorsement should consider the Master of Teaching in English as a Second Language.
- Download our 2021-22 Secondary Education Advising Guide
- Attend a virtual information session
- Subscribe to our pre-teacher education listserv
- Gain experience by seeking out opportunities to work with youth
UVA Students: If you wish to declare an English major or minor, we suggest you contact Prof. Andrew Stauffer to ask him to assign Prof. Victor Luftig, who works closely with this program, as your advisor.
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Prospective students must complete the online application and submit supporting materials by April 1. Admissions are rolling, and decisions will be returned approximately 6 weeks after the application is submitted. Prospective students are encouraged to submit their applications by February 1. Applications reviewed after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
**All application fees have been waived for Post-Graduate Master of Teaching (PGMT) students applying to start in Summer 2022.**
Undergraduate students at UVA may apply early to the Master of Teaching program during the 2nd or 3rd year. Students admitted to the program will be guaranteed admission to the PGMT program as long as they meet all program prerequisites and maintain a strong academic record. Contact Jillian McGraw, Director of Teacher Education, with questions about the early admission process.
Students can apply early through the EHD undergraduate application. When applying, you will not see the correct summer start terms available to you because we share this application portal with undergraduate admissions. Choose any future start term, and we will adjust your entry term during the review process.
Refer to the Secondary Advising Guide in the Getting Started section above for a detailed list of courses and additional requirements. The 2021-22 calendar is outlined below. The 2022-23 calendar has not yet been approved. It will follow a similar structure to the current calendar, but the dates may change based on university and P-12 calendars.
- Orientation: June 3-4, 2021
- Classes Run: June 7, 2021 - August 6, 2021
- School Placements Begin: August 16, 2021
- School Placements Begin: January 3, 2021
As a member of the State Authorizations Reciprocity Agreement, the University of Virginia (UVA) is authorized to provide curriculum in a distance learning environment to students located in all states in the United States except for California. (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6)& 34 CFR 668.72(n)).
Upon completion of the Master of Teaching program at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, graduates may be eligible for initial professional licensure in another U.S. state by applying to the licensing board or agency in that state. Please visit the University’s state authorization web pages to make an informed decision regarding which states’ educational requirements for initial licensure are met by this program. (668.43(a)(5) (v)(A) - (C))
Enrolled students who change their current (or mailing) address to a state other than Virginia should update this information immediately in the Student Information System as it may impact their ability to complete internship, practicum, or clinical hours, use Title IV funds, or meet licensure or certification requirements in the new state. (34 CFR 668.402).
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at http://records.ureg.virginia.edu/index.php.