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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Master your passion for words and transform minds.

English Language Arts is one of the most powerful disciplines in education. It not only teaches students to communicate effectively, but it also encourages creative expression and fosters imagination past the classroom. With UCF Online, open a world of opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings, allowing you to make a positive impact on students’ lives while pursuing your passion for literature and language through our Teacher Education M.A.T., English Language Arts Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement program.

UCF Online’s Teacher Education M.A.T., English Language Arts Education program equips you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to become a highly effective English Language Arts teacher with ESOL and Reading endorsements. Through a two-semester required internship and coursework focused on pedagogical theory and implementation, you will learn how to be a teacher and prepare for Florida Teacher Certification Exams as well as licensure in other states.

As a fully online program, you will have the flexibility to complete the courses from any location, as well as encounter a much more diverse classroom experience, allowing you to learn from new perspectives and shared learning experiences. Our program provides strong coursework ranging from Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management, Applied Linguistics in ESOL, Developmental Reading, to Researching in Teaching English, so you will feel confident in your skills to teach grades K-12. Embrace the rewarding journey of becoming an inspiring English language arts educator by earning your ELA M.A.T. from UCF Online. Get started today.

English language arts teacher grading papers.


Admission paper
Admissions twice a year.
ESOL and Reading Endorsement certificate
Earn your ESOL and Reading Endorsement upon completion of program.

Application Deadlines

April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education

Analyze critical issues in education including social, ethical, legal, and safety concerns which impact the quality of education.

Learn how to select and evaluate books for adolescents with emphasis on the use of literature in the development of young people.

Examine contemporary issues in secondary education at the local and national levels.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain hands-on professional world experience through a two-semester required internship.
  • Master practical skills and subject-specific information.
  • Understand learning and teaching theories and practices.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2021 - 2031

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • ESOL teacher
  • English language educator
  • Reading Coach
  • Reading Educator