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English Education Program

English Education

A program for aspiring educators and future faculty in English education

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The English Education Program is no longer accepting students to its M.A.Ed. program.

The Ph.D. program is undergoing restructure and will not be accepting students in the short term.

Neither change affects our current students.

Watch for our exciting new offerings!

The English Education Program melds traditional issues of teaching writing, language and literature with newly emerging practices and research in adolescent literacy, new literacies, multimodal technologies, teaching, and learning in 21st century classrooms.

The English Education Programs at Virginia Tech prepare English teacher educators and scholars to be successful in the context of increasingly standardized education reforms. Working from the perspective that learning should be a generative act, faculty guide students in the exploration of concepts that make student-centered, dialogic approaches central constructs in the study of teaching and learning. Courses in the program focus on literacy development and consider the roles of language and culture in approaches to teaching that bring classroom content into dialogue with students’ lives in 21st century classrooms.

Please note that our doctoral program is not accepting new students for the during the 2023-2024 academic year, as it is undergoing restructure. This does not affect students currently enrolled in the program.

Want to be an English teacher? Check out our new Undergraduate program!

Reimagining the future begins with practices that put educational excellence, innovation, and equity at the fore. At the Virginia Tech School of Education, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to transform teaching and learning, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage with learning communities around the globe. Teacher candidates from historically underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to join and contribute to our learning community.

As a global catalyst for individual transformation, we’re pushing the boundaries of knowledge and practice to reimagine a more equitable and just world.

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Program Deadlines & Dates

M.A.Ed.   Applicants

Our Master's degree program has been replaced by the new undergraduate program. Please see our information on the CLAHS website!

Ph.D. Applicants

No applications will be accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year while the program is under restructure.

Note: this does not affect students currently enrolled in the program.


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Trevor T Stewart, Associate Professor and Program Leader
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Amy Price Azano, Associate Professor of Adolescent Literacy and Rural Education
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Christine Christianson, Professional Faculty


Our English Education Teacher Education Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education. The English Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.