UNI Continuing and Distance Education to offer Master of Arts in Teaching English in Secondary Schools

Female TESS student speaking to fellow students in class

The University of Northern Iowa’s Continuing and Distance Education is now accepting applications through April 24 for a Master of Arts degree program in Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS), scheduled to begin summer 2017. This program is designed primarily for Iowa middle-level and secondary teachers, including dual credit teachers.

Courses in this program are offered in the fall and spring semesters via interactive video conferencing on Wednesday evenings. Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system, and two courses each summer include in-person instruction at UNI. 

“Our students testify to the benefits of the on-campus dimension of the program. They become closely bonded and it greatly enriches their experience,” said Anne Myles, associate professor and coordinator of graduate studies in English. “Graduates of the TESS MA program are leaders in the Iowa Council of Teachers of English and in their districts throughout the state.”

The program begins this summer using a cohort model in which a group of students moves together through the course sequence, with the degree awarded in the fall of 2019. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit here.

For information about additional offerings available through UNI Continuing and Distance Education, visit distance.uni.edu or call 319-273-2121 or 800-648-3864.