Secondary Education: English provides students the opportunity to teach English Language Arts in grades 9-12.  

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Master of Education (EdM) Plus Secondary Education: English Licensure program.

Professional Sequence Requirements

Prior to Admission

Course Requirements 
*Note: State rules mandate that no course with a grade lower than C can be used towards licensure, endorsement, or approvals.  This means courses with a C- or lower and CR/NC courses cannot be used. 

Content Area Courses: An undergraduate major in English or 32 semester hours of Language Arts.  Either option must include coursework from the following:

  • One course in introductory study of literature
  • One course in English literature
  • One course in American literature
  • One course in multicultural literature
  • One course in study of works of Shakespeare
  • One advanced course in written composition

Foundations Courses:

  • One approved 4 credit hour course in Educational Psychology (EPSY 485)
  • One  approved 4 credit hour course in Educational Policy Studies

Professional Education Courses:

  • Year One Spring Semester
    • CI 401 E
    • CI 473
  • Year Two Fall Semester
    • CI 403 E
    • CI/EPSY 485
    • SPED 405 or SPED 517
  • Year Two Spring Semester
    • CI 404 E
    • EDPR 442

Minimum GPA Requirements

  • Content and Professional Education GPA: 2.5
  • Graduate GPA: 3.0

Additional State Required Assessment:

Master Degree Requirements

In addition to the above professional sequence, students must complete

  • 3 500 level courses in Education (CI, EOL, EPOL, EPS, EPSY, HRD, SPED) or
  • 2 500 level courses in Education if SPED 517 is taken

More information on the Master of Education program can be found in the College of Education Handbook and the Academic Catalog.

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