Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses in English?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in English that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to satisfy Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements for instructors of dual credit courses. The program requires 36-credit hours of graduate level work.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in English to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Secondary Education 3
Secondary Education Courses - 4 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools 3
And any one (1) of the following as approved by your program advisor:
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop 1
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Special Education 1

English Courses - 20 credit hours

Check with your English program advisor to select 5 courses that complement the desired discipline or sub-field.

Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
ENG-L 503 Teaching of Literature in College 4
ENG-L 553 Studies in Literature 4
ENG-D 600 History of the English Language 4
ENG-D 655 History of the English Language 4
Other ENG-L 500/600 course approved by advisor 4
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
ENG-W 500 Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches 4
ENG-W 508 Creative Writing for Teachers 4
ENG-W 509 Writing and Literacy Studies 4
ENG-W 554 Practicum: Teaching of Creative Writing 4
ENG-W 600 Topics in Rhetoric & Composition 4
ENG-W 682 Special Topics: Rhetoric & Composition 4
Composition Studies
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
ENG-G 660 Stylistics 4
ENG-L 646 Readings in Media/Literature/Culture 4
ENG-W 510 Computers in Composition 4
ENG-W 553 Theory and Practice of Exposition 4
ENG-W 590 Teaching Composition; Theories & Application 4
ENG-W 620 Advanced Argumentative Writing 4
ENG-W 501 Teaching College Writing 4
ENG-R 546 Rhetoric and Culture 4
ENG-W 682 Special Topics: Rhetoric & Composition 4



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