Master of Education (M.Ed.) - English Education

English Education is concerned with the teaching of literature and composition in middle and secondary schools. Programs emphasize practice and research in language, writing and response to literature. This program is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of teachers already holding certificates. Additionally, some students find this program useful as a preparation for positions as department heads or resource personnel.

Admission requirements

Admission to this program requires a teaching certificate and at least 21 credits in English.


The Master of Education is offered in this area under Plans A, B or C. This program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 36
EED 6210 Language, Literacy, and Learning 3
EED 6310 Young Adult Literature 3
EED 6330 Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools 3
RLL 7800 Writing Development and Instruction 3
RLL 7820 Responding to Texts: Theory and Practice 3
RLL 7500 Theoretical Foundations for Literacy 3
ED 7999 Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project 3
General Professional Core Courses (Select six credit hours from three different subject areas)
EDA 7600 The Structure of American Education 3
EDP 5450 Child Psychology or EDP 5480 - Adolescent Psychology or EDP 7350 - The Learning Process 3
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement 3
CED 6700 The Role of the Teacher in Guidance 3
EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education 3
Electives: Graduate coursework in English or related areas, such as ESL or reading. Elective courses must be approved by the advisor. (6 min.)

Additionally, students with less than a cumulative total of 30 credits in English (including the 21 credits required for admission) must make up the deficit within the cognate area. All coursework must be completed in accordance with theĀ academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


Kathleen Marie Crawford-McKinney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and program coordinator

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902


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