English Education (Secondary) (M.Ed.)

This program follows the general admission and degree requirements for the Master of Education. Additional tabs enumerate the specific amendments/variations to generic requirements, as well as program options.

This program is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of teachers already holding certificates. Additionally, some students find this program useful as a preparation for positions as department heads or resource personnel. Admission to this program requires a teaching certificate and at least twenty-one credits in English.

The Master of Education is offered in this area under Plans A, B, or C. This program requires a minimum of thirty credits distributed as follows:

Major course work including the final essay or project17
General professional courses selected from such fields as educational psychology, educational philosophy, educational sociology, educational evaluation and research, and guidance and counseling6
Cognate courses selected to enrich the teaching major or minor7-9
Total Credits30-32

Additionally, students with less than a cumulative total of thirty credits in English (including the twenty-one credits required for admission) must make up the deficit within the cognate area. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

English as a Second/Foreign Language: Students in the English Education program may also choose to become either teachers of English as a second language (ESL) or teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Persons who wish to devote themselves to ESL/EFL teaching come from a variety of backgrounds. Thus, a number of curricula have been devised to complete the degree, accommodating those who are certified teachers in need of an ESL endorsement, and those who wish only ESL/EFL training.

Requirements for this concentration are similar to the generic English Education major (see above), except that Plan A is not offered.