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    Jun 10, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Secondary English Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements), M.A.T.

College of Education  
Department: Teaching and Learning 


The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary English Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements) is a major designed to prepare students for initial certification in English Education. The M.A.T. in Secondary English Education is designed to include initial certification to teach English, Grades 6‐12, with ESOL Endorsement and Reading Endorsement while working towards a master’s degree. This major is intended for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts English or for graduates of other programs who have subsequently completed the following coursework within their programs of study: LAE 6644 Current Teaching of the English Language and the Study of Traditional Grammar  , LAE 6366 New Perspectives on the Teaching of Young Adult Literature in Middle & Secondary Schools  , American literature, British literature, women’s/minority literature, expository writing, and creative writing.

Accreditation: Includes the State of Florida Accomplished Practices as well as Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation standards, and program approval by the Department of Education.  More info:

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below. 

  • Students with fewer than 24 upper-level undergraduate course credits in English may still be accepted to the program, but they will be required to make up the deficiency in undergraduate coursework by taking additional graduate courses in English/Education during the program.
  • A personal statement (300-500 words) stating educational or professional purpose for pursuing this graduate degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation from former professors assessing the applicant’s readiness for graduate study (or, if a former professor is not an option because the applicant has been out of school for several years, letters from work supervisors are permissible).

International Students
International students entering this degree program must obtain a social security number for purposes of practicum, internship and certification testing.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 37 Credit Hours

  • Shared Core - 6 Credit Hours
  • ESOL Courses - 6 Credit Hours
  • Electives - 6 Credit Hours
  • Other required Courses - 19 Credit Hours

Please be advised that curriculum and/or course requirements are subject to change per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

Shared Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours Minimum)

Other Required Courses (19 Credit Hours)

Comprehensive Examination:

All candidates must take and successfully pass a master’s Comprehensive Examination in English Education during their last year of the program.