2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Teaching: English M.S.Ed.

(For students without Teaching Certification)

CIP: 131305


Core Requirements (6)

EDUC 61695Philosophy of Education



EDUC 61649Issues in Education



EDUC 61682Improvement of Instruction through Action Research


EDUC 61683Action Research Paper


Subject Field Requirements (20)

Education Requirements (6)

EDUC 61650Improvement of Teaching


EDUC 61651Seminar and Practicum in Teaching


English Requirements (14)

Language (3)
ENGL 10504Language and Linguistics


Research (3)
ENGL 10610Introduction to Practical and Theoretical Criticism


Methodology (3)
ENGL 10698Problems in Teaching Literature and Composition



ENGL 10580Methods in Secondary School English



English Department 500- and 600-level electives to total 14

ENGL 10580 is required of and limited to students with no previous course in English methods.

Approved Electives (6)

The content of ENGL 10590 is required for state licensing: use this class to fill one 3-credit English elective if you haven’t already taken it.

Total Credit Hours: 32-33

A member of the graduate education faculty will serve as the major advisor. A graduate faculty member from the Department of English will serve as area advisor. The major advisor will assist students in approving and submitting the Degree Audit to the Graduate Office. When updates are complete, the student will be notified to review and agree to the Degree Audit. The major advisor must approve any additional changes to the student's Degree Audit by notifying the Graduate Office.

Students seeking the M.S.Ed. in English will complete an English Department portfolio and oral defense. In addition, students will complete the required assessment for the Education Department, which will be evaluated separately. Students must pass all portions of both assessments.

M.A. and M.S.Ed. in English with Speech Emphasis

Students in the M.A. program may elect to take a concentration in Speech by declaring their intention to do so when filing for candidacy. They will be advised to take their six hours of unspecified electives in Speech, and depending on their backgrounds in English, they may elect to take up to six additional hours in Speech in the M.A. program. In no case will a student take fewer than 14 hours of English. Neither ENGL 10698 nor ENGL 10590 will be counted toward those 14 hours. Speech emphasis is not available in the M.S.Ed. program.

Students seeking the M.A. in English with a Speech Emphasis will complete an English Department portfolio and oral defense and will complete a comprehensive examination in the area of speech. Each department will be responsible for construction and evaluation of its part of the final assessment.