Division of Languages & Literature
The Master of Education degree is designed for students who wish to pursue professional study in education as classroom teachers, counselors, supervisors, administrators, or in specialized areas. In the College of Arts and Sciences, Delta State awards the Master of Education degree in English, History, Social Sciences, and Visual Arts.
The Master of Education degree in Secondary Education English is designed to prepare quality teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable them to deliver effective, research-based instruction in secondary English Language Arts classrooms.
Requirements for admission to the Master of Education in Secondary Education English program are:
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major in English or English Education.
- A valid teaching certificate; if not, the applicant must acknowledge that the M.Ed. in Secondary Education does not constitute teaching certification.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all undergraduate coursework, and a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on all undergraduate English coursework.
- A minimum score in the 50th percentile for the analytical writing section of the GRE test to be submitted within the first semester of graduate study.
|Master of Education in Secondary Education English||33hrs|
|1. Core Education Courses||9hrs|
|CUR 608, ELR 605, EPY 601|
|2. Required Courses||24hrs|
|ENG 601, ENG 610, ENG 680, ENG 681, ENG 682, ENG 683, ENG 684, ENG 691|
A candidate for the Master of Education in Secondary Education English is required to meet the following:
- Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University.
- Complete graduate work consisting of core courses, major field hours, and elective hours as specified.
- Earn a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the major field and overall.
- Earn a grade of B or higher on each of the education core courses (ELR 605, EPY 601, and CUR 608).
- Write and defend a cumulative thesis in cooperation with the departmental thesis committee.
|Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes||Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes|
|ENG 681 August 16 – September 20||ENG 684 January 13 – February 17|
|ENG 682 September 23 – October 30||ENG 680 February 18 – March 30|
|ENG 683 October 31 – December 11||ENG 610 March 31 – May 7|
- Norton Anthology of English Literature. vol. B. 10th edition. ISBN: 978-0393603033
- Romanticism: An Anthology, 4th edition, edited by Duncan Wu, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1405190756
- Gloria Naylor, Mama Day. ISBN: 978-0679721819
- Randall Kenan, A Visitation of Spirits. ISBN: 978-0375703973
- Octavia E. Butler, Kindred. ISBN: 978-0807083697
- Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom. ISBN: 978-0765387868
- Parks, Suzann-Lori. Topdog/Underdog. Theatre Communications Group, 2001. ISBN 978-1559362016.
- Smith, Lee. Dimestore: A Writer’s Life. Algonquin Books, 2017. ISBN 978-1616206468
- Trethewey, Natasha. Native Guard. Mariner Books, 2007. ISBN 978-0618872657
- Essex, Nathan L. A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law (3rdedition) ISBN: 978-0133351910
- Gay, Geneva. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rdedition) ISBN 978-0807758762