Master of Education in Instruction and Curriculum with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization-English

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This program is designed for teachers who wish to further develop their knowledge and competencies in their specialized content area and also in teaching at the middle or high school levels.

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Social Foundation Courses - Take one course (3 credits):
EDF 671 Educational Policy and Practice
EDF 672 Social & Cultural Foundations of Education              

Emphasis Area Courses (9 credits):
EDI 639 Curriculum Development
EDI 637 Assessment: K-12 Models and Practices
EDI 638 Facilitating School Environments

English Concentration (15 credits):
Section 1: Literary Periods, Authors or Topics (6 credits)
NG 603 Seminar in British Literature
ENG 605 Seminar in American Literature
ENG 651 Literacy Period Seminar
ENG 661 Author or Topic Seminar
ENG 663 Shakespeare Seminar

Section 2: Literature Focusing Outside the Traditional Canon (3 credits)
ENG 612 Women Writers
ENG 614 Literature of American Ethnic Minorities
ENG 616 World Literature in English

Section 3: Literacy Theory and Genre (3 credits)
ENG 621 Literacy Theory and the Teaching of Literature
ENG 624 Genre Studies

Section 4: Writing or Language Theory (3 credits)
ENG 631 Teaching Writing
ENG 633 Advanced Writing
ENG 641 History of the English Language

Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695)(3 credits):
EDF 660 Educational Inquiry and Evaluation

Capstone (Application form required.  Apply in advance.  Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):
ED 693 Master's Project
ED 695 Master's Thesis

Application deadlines (Thesis/Project):  February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall,
September 15 for winter semester.


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