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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Master of Science in Education Program

Program Code: MSED-AH

Major Code: ENS

HEGIS 1501.01

English Department

National Council Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Lisa Berglund, Chair

Ketchum Hall 326, (716) 878-5417


Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog.  Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

This graduate program is designed to provide maximum flexibility in meeting individual interests while ensuring a broad understanding of the various aspects of the teaching of English. The program develops highly qualified teachers who are prepared to exercise leadership as accomplished professional educators.

Culminating Activity (students choose one of three options): In consultation with a full-time faculty member in the English education program, students choose to (1) complete the master’s thesis, a traditional in-depth exploration, usually of a literary topic and/or theme; (2) complete a master’s project consisting of applied research in English education; or (3) take an English comprehensive examination.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. 36 credit hours in English beyond freshman composition, including preparation in linguistics, young adult literature, American literature (including ethnic American literature), British literature (including Shakespeare), and World literature.
  3. 27 credit hours in professional education, including secondary English methods and student teaching in middle or secondary schools.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Advisement: Each student is assigned an academic adviser. All students must apply for candidacy after the completion of 6 credit hours and before the completion of 12 credit hours.

Program Requirements

English Courses

9-15 cr

At least three courses must be in literature

English Education and Professional Education Courses

15-21 cr

SPF 500

Multicultural Education

ENG 691

Advanced Study in the Teaching of English



ENG 692

Teaching of Writing

ENG 693

Research in the Teaching of English

(recommended after ENG 691 or ENG 692 when possible)

Two additional English education and/or professional education courses*

*Possible English courses: ENG 691, ENG 692, ENG 694, or ENG 670. Students may take both ENG 691 and ENG 692. Students also may select graduate courses from other appropriate departments, such as exceptional education, educational foundations, and elementary education and reading, under advisement.

Master’s Project, Master’s Thesis, or Comprehensive Examination

0-6 cr

Select one option:

ENG 690

Master’s Project

ENG 695

Master’s Thesis (6)

Comprehensive Examination (0)

Total Required Credit Hours

30 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

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ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education


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