Master of Arts in Urban Education with a concentration in English Online

Empower diverse learners in urban, suburban, and rural schools to reach their full potential in and out of the classroom. Rise to leadership roles as an English language educator with this online master's degree.

Apply by: 6/13/22
Start class: 6/27/22
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Program Overview

Discover why our online Master’s Urban Education English program stands out

$16,200 Total Tuition
12 months Duration
36* Credit Hours

Prepare to be an effective educational leader who helps transform lives with the online Master of Arts in Urban Education with a concentration in English degree. This NCATE-accredited program gives you the advanced tools and knowledge to inspire student achievement in a variety of school settings. Put your love of words into action while becoming a qualified teacher leader in the dynamic urban education field.

In the Master's Urban Education English program, you will learn culturally relevant teaching strategies related to diversity and inclusion that affect urban and rural student populations. Explore topical subjects such as legal issues and current school laws and curriculum development that impact the opportunities of students. You will also gain advanced practical expertise in technical writing, scholarly research and methodology, and composition and rhetoric, as well as understand the interrelationships among language, perception, and culture. Coursework includes clinical experiences as well as research projects.

As the need for more qualified educators in critical shortage teaching areas continues to grow, working urban education teachers in English may be eligible for tuition assistance and a salary increase in response to meeting this demand.

Graduates of the online M.A. Urban Education – English will:

  • Develop a solid knowledge base to effectively teach and lead in an urban school environment
  • Learn to apply culturally appropriate strategies to positively impact diverse student populations in P-12 school environments
  • Compose and apply for a research grant by developing a document on a relevant education issue
  • Understand the function of American English grammar in modern communication
  • Examine the interrelationships among language, perception and culture through key authors
  • Develop a solid knowledge base to effectively teach and lead in an urban school environment
  • Learn to apply culturally appropriate strategies to positively impact diverse student populations in P-12 school environments
  • Compose and apply for a research grant by developing a document on a relevant education issue
  • Understand the function of American English grammar in modern communication
  • Examine the interrelationships among language, perception and culture through key authors

Career opportunities:

  • Secondary Middle School Teacher
  • Secondary High School Teacher
  • Content Area Leader
  • Teacher Leader in English
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Secondary Middle School Teacher
  • Secondary High School Teacher
  • Content Area Leader
  • Teacher Leader in English
  • Curriculum Specialist

Also available:

NSU offers the online M.A. Urban Education in a variety of concentrations. View all options.

$16,200 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
36 Credit Hours
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All teacher education programs at Norfolk State University are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition

Earning a grad degree from NSU is more affordable than you might expect

Our student-centered focus is reflected in our affordable tuition for the online Master of Arts Urban Education – English. Gain a top-tier Norfolk State University education and benefit from the flexibility of paying by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200 Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$16,200 Total Tuition
$450 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Update your calendar with these important deadlines

With 7-week courses and multiple start dates a year, the online programs at NSU are designed to be ideal for working professionals.

Now enrolling:

6/13/22 Apply Date
6/27/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End Date
Summer 15/9/224/25/225/2/225/8/225/11/226/23/22
Summer 26/27/226/13/226/20/226/22/226/26/228/11/22
Fall 18/22/228/8/228/15/228/17/228/19/2210/7/22
Fall 210/17/2210/3/2210/10/2210/12/2210/14/2212/9/22

Now enrolling:

6/13/22 Apply Date
6/27/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

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The online M.A. Urban Education – English program features a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. View the full requirements for admission below.

  • Teaching license
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • 2.75 GPA or higher

Applicants to the NSU Online M.A. Urban Education – English program must meet the following criteria for admission:

  • One of the following undergraduate degrees from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.75 GPA or higher. No GRE is required.
    • BSE Secondary Education with a concentration in English
    • B.A. English
  • Teaching license
  • Three letters of professional recommendation. Letters from personal contacts will not be accepted.
  • One statement of purpose

Courses

Review the degree plan for your online Master's Urban Education English program

For the online Master of Arts Urban Education with a concentration in English program, you must complete 12 courses totaling 36 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours of concentration courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of the foundation for educating individuals with disabilities and special gifts. It includes philosophical perspectives, developmental differences, and cultural influences as they relate to individuals in their home, school, and community. A twenty- hour clinical experience is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to provide candidates with a theoretical and practical overview of leadership expectations in school settings. Candidates will have an opportunity to reflect on and practice important contextual ideas, concepts, and skills necessary for effective school principals and other school leaders.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to provide the candidates with an understanding of the structure and dynamics of the school as an organization in a multicultural society. A knowledge base founded in the works of Kolb, Vroom, McClelland, Likert, Boyatzis, Schein, Bennis and other researchers and theorists will serve as a guide to students’ understanding the complexity of an organization. Candidates will gain self- understanding by using Kolb’s conceptual model of concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. The candidates will gain insights into their role in the organization through hands-on experiences in the functions of the school as a social organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course analyzes the historical, sociopolitical, economic, and cultural dimensions of curriculum development as foundational pieces for state mandated guidelines in the context of an ever evolving technological society that espouses multimedia platform production orientation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is intended to provide participants with an overview of school law. Participants will learn terminology of federal and state court systems and their implications for public schools. The course will cover major legal issues affecting education and Virginia School laws. Participants will be expected to develop skills using legal resources and to have a working knowledge of current laws affecting schools.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the impact of culture on behavior and provides knowledge that candidates can use to increase effectiveness is counseling and leading individuals from other cultures. In addition, candidates explore ways in which their respective cultures form their worldview and how this worldview may impact their interactions with others. Candidates learn about the cultural norms of specific groups and explore the importance of implementation of equity of policies and procedures, counseling skills and techniques, and decision -making approaches that best meet the needs of all stakeholders in a diverse society.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to assist graduate candidates in education and behavioral sciences to develop skills associated with the systematic investigating, collecting, classifying, interpreting, and reporting of data. Candidates will become familiar with scholarly research, terminology, and methodology for evaluating and writing a research proposal.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the function of American English grammar in modern communication. It discusses usage, dialectology, stylistics and aesthetics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of Writing assessment practices with an emphasis on the variables of composition assessment, scalar measures of composition, large-scale assessment and classroom assessment methods, and alternative assessment techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines interrelationships among language, perception, and culture. It pays particular attention to the works of such authors as Whorf, Lee Sapir, Carpenter and McLuhan.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course teaches writing for selected professions and occupations, including technical writing for industrial, educational, and social agencies. It emphasizes audience, purpose, and content analysis. The course includes proposals, feasibility studies, and short reports.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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