Division of Languages and Literature

Master of Education in Secondary Education – English

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.

Requirements for admission to the Master of Education in Secondary Education program are:

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major suited to the discipline in which the applicant wishes to study.
2. Grade point average of 3.0 on higher or all undergraduate coursework and courses relevant to discipline.
3. An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
4. A valid teaching certificate; if not, the applicant must acknowledge that the M.Ed. in Secondary Education does not constitute teaching certification.

Applicants may be granted provisional admission status for the first nine (9) hours of graduate course work. All admission requirements must be met within these nine hours.


English

1. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all undergraduate coursework.
2. Submission of an academic writing sample.

Master of Education in Secondary Education……………………………………………………………33hrs.

1. Core Education Courses……………………………………………………………….9hrs.
EPY 601, ELR 605, CUR 608
2. Required Courses (stated below by track)…………………………………………9-21hrs.
3. Electives (stated below by track)…………………………………………………….3-15hrs.


English
1. Core Education Courses………………………………………………………………9hrs.
2. Required Courses………………………………………………………………………12hrs.*
ENG 601, one period course, one genre course, one major figure course
3. Electives in English……………………………………………………………………12hrs.

*Three of the total hours in English must be in British Literature and three in American Literature. At least nine hours of the English courses must be at the 600 level.

A candidate for the Master of Education in Secondary Education is required to meet the following:

1. Fulfill the general requirements for a graduate degree at Delta State University.
2. Complete graduate work consisting of core courses, major field hours, and elective hours as specified.
3. Earn a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the major field and overall.
4. Earn a grade of B or higher on each of the education core courses (ELR 605, EPY 601, and CUR 608).
5. Pass an oral and/or written exam in the candidate’s major field administered by the division chair.
6. With the consent of the advisor, a candidate may elect to write a thesis for 6 semester hours credit in the major field.