When you embark upon an English Education graduate program at Teachers College, you are joining a vibrant community of educators, scholars, and activists building upon our rich history as the nation's founding graduate school of education working to shape the future of English education across the globe. You'll join a diverse body of empowered and unique voices committed to building collaboration while embracing the individual in the inimitable urban setting of New York City. You will work to shape the way that English education sustains and nurtures student identities across traditional and emerging forms of writing and reading. Teacher's College prepares students to think, act, and educate as inclusive and progressive leaders building the future of education.
The M.A. in Teaching of English (INSTEP) degree is geared toward inservice teachers who wish to further their teaching, research, and leadership skills while remaining full time teachers in their communities.
The Ed.M. in English Education degree is well suited for individuals who are currently teaching and who wish to concentrate their studies further within the field of English education and/or individuals who are thinking about undertaking doctoral work in English education, but feel a need to first expand their grasp of current issues in the field.
Dr. Marcelle Mentor contributed to an article titled, “When People Say They Don’t See Race, I Ask Them If They Don’t See Me” through EdWeek. The piece is part of a six-part series featured on EdWeek, which covers contributions from faculty at universities as well as other educators in New York City and the USA. This sixth post explores, “Why colorblindness continues to be perpetuated in the field of education and the cost of not addressing it."
"Before deeply investigating the disparities in their suspension data, school districts must first acknowledge and affirm the humanity of black girls. They must understand how their practice of disproportionately suspending them is an infringement on their humanity. Black girls deserve to be seen for their complexity and should not have certain aspects of their behavior stereotyped as defiant and deviant. Stereotypes flatten their experiences."