English Language Arts Education M.Ed./M.S.

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Our English Language Arts Education masters programs are designed to broaden and strengthen your educational skills. Build your abilities and knowledge to become an outstanding educator through work with our strong mentoring-minded faculty who care about your success. As a graduate of our M.Ed. program, you’ll be eligible to apply for Alabama Class A professional educator certification.

Our M.S. non-certification program provides an interdisciplinary graduate-level education for community-based or international educators who do not wish to gain teacher certification/licensure in the United States.

If you have a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field and want to teach, check our Alternative Certification M.Ed. We can help you earn your master’s and teaching certification!

 

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Alternative M.Ed. Degree Overview

The Alternative M.Ed. degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • Teaching field courses* — 12 hours
  • Professional studies* — 18 to 21 hours

*Undergraduate courses may be required by your advisor committee for your plan of study.  This coursework is in addition to the total hours noted above and must be completed prior to Clinical Residency.

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M.Ed. Degree Overview

The M.Ed. degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • English education and professional courses* — 18 hours
  • Teaching field courses — 12 hours

*RSED 6000/6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality is required if a survey of special education course was not previously completed.

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M.S. Degree Overview

The M.S. degree does not lead to professional educator certification.

Coursework — 30 hours

  • English education courses — 9 hours
  • Orientation to teaching and learning – 1 hour
  • Advisor-approved instructional design course — 3 hours
  • Advisor-approved electives — 15 hours
  • Capstone in teaching and learning – 2 hours
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Admissions

Prerequisites

  • GPA 2.75
  • Clear Background Check
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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • June 15 for Fall Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

Application Information

When applying to The Graduate School, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • GRE score
  • 3 references
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Graduate school application and payment
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Faculty

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Cost & Financial Support

Cost

Financial Support

Assistantships

  • A limited number of assistantships for on-campus students may be available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.
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