Master of Education in Secondary Education - English (Online)

Our M.Ed. in Secondary Education – English Can Help You Advance Your Career in Education

The Master of Education degree in Secondary Education – English 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 offers an English Education Master’s degree online. This fully online course of study will enable you to plan literature, composition, and speaking and listening instruction in English Language Arts that demonstrates a commitment to fairness, equity, and diversity. The Secondary Education English master’s program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is designed for students seeking a class AA license in secondary classroom teaching. This program is also designed to provide the student with the academic preparation needed to become a quality secondary English teacher.




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Year Program

Why Get a Secondary Education English
Master’s Degree at DSU?

The MED degree in 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.

  • Applications accepted year-round
  • Flexible and part-time course scheduling
  • Student advisement available online
  • No thesis required

What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education – English?

  • Middle School English Teacher
  • High School English Teacher
  • Community College English Instructor
  • Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Instructor
  • Curriculum Developer
Daylen Bills Danna, Class of 2021 graduate.

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with M.Ed. in English Education because the instructors and curriculum prepared my next steps. With the help of this program, I have been afforded the opportunity teaching dual enrollment English courses to prepare students transition into higher education.

Daylen Bills DannaClass of 2021


At Delta State University, we understand the importance of affordable education. While we currently do not offer scholarships specifically for our Master of Education in Secondary Education – English program, we do offer an affordable tuition rate with no additional fees for out-of-state students. In addition, we work closely with students to identify and apply for federal and state financial aid programs, as well as student loans and state scholarships. We are committed to providing our students with all of the tools necessary to succeed in the education field, including access to affordable education and financial support.

Program Goals

Students who earn the Secondary Education master’s degree in English will demonstrate data literacy and proficiency in data analysis to include instructional assessment and student and community data. They will be able to use research and research methods for scholarship, planning, and instruction. Our graduates demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology for ELA classrooms and knowledge of educational dispositions, laws, policies, and codes of ethics. Our graduates advocate for their students, for ELA content, and for the profession. They display advanced content knowledge that specifically includes a wide range of literary texts and writing a variety of texts for a range of audiences and purposes.

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Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major suited to the discipline in which the applicant wishes to study. The BFA and the BA in Art Education are considered appropriate degrees for applicants wishing to pursue the Master of Education in Secondary Education – English.
  2. All admission requirements must be met within the first (9) hours of graduate course work.

Concentration Specific Admission Requirements.

  1. A grade point average of 3.0 on all undergraduate coursework in the field OR a related field (English Education), and a minimum GPA of 3.25 on all undergraduate English coursework.
  2. For Licensure track: A Mississippi Class A teaching license, or its equivalent


The following courses are required to complete the Master of Education in Secondary Education – English.

Course Number Course Title Credits
Course Education Courses 9
CUR 608 Historical Foundations of Educational Thought and Curriculum Methodology
ELR 605 Methods of Educational Research and Statistics
EPY 601 Psychology of Learning
Required Courses 24
ENG 601 Methods for Literary Research
ENG 610 Advanced Methods, Ethics, and Law
ENG 680 Writing Across the Disciplines
ENG 681 Early Modern Literature
ENG 682 British Romantic Literature
ENG 683 African American Counter Canon
ENG 684 Contemporary Southern Literature
ENG 691 Cumulative Thesis
Total 33

Degree Requirements

A candidate for the Master of Education in Secondary Education English 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. Write and defend a cumulative thesis in cooperation with the departmental thesis committee.

For more information on degree requirements, specifics on courses needed to complete the degree, and policies, consult the Graduate Academic Catalog.

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