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English, MA: Teaching English

Leah Lyons, English teacher and drama teacher

A LIFE IN WORDS — Leah Lyons ’07, ’09 MA, a drama and English teacher at Indiana Area High School in Indiana, Pa., earned her BA in theater and her MA in Teaching English. She credits Professor Lynne Alvine for encouraging her theater work, while “helping me step out of my theater comfort zone. She made sure I had the perfect placement for student teaching.” (Photo by Jeremy Jeziorski)

The Master of Arts in Teaching English program is closed to new admits.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English Program is Designed for:

  • In-service secondary English teachers who are interested in advanced, in-depth study in the teaching of English
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in English (or its equivalent) who wish to pursue initial teacher certification through the Praxis exams. This program is one of the few in the state designed for this purpose. 

The MA/TE requires a total of 36 semester hours for in-service teachers and a total of 42–45 semester hours for students seeking initial certification.

Classes are taught in a manner in keeping with current theory of best teaching practices so that students can learn to teach by example.

More Information

See the Master of Arts in Teaching English Handbook (pdf)

Program Coordinator 

Dr. Linda Norris

  • Graduate English
  • Leonard Hall, Room 111
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2264
  • Fax: 724-357-3056
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.