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:
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 Art concentration.
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
|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.
Summer II 2021
- ENG 601—Methods for Literary Research
- ELR 605—Methods of Educational Research
- ENG 681—Early Modern Literature
- ENG 682—British Romantic Literature
- ENG 683—African American Counter Canon
- ENG 610—Advanced Methods, Ethics, & Law
- ENG 680—Writing Across the Disciplines
- ENG 684—Contemporary Southern Literature
Summer I 2022
- CUR 608—Historical Foundations of Education
- EPY 601—Psychology of Learning
- ENG 691—Cumulative Thesis
Advanced Methods, Ethics, & Law
• Essex, Nathan L.
A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law (3rd edition)
• Gay, Geneva.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd edition)
Writing Across the Disciplines
To Be Decided
Early Modern Literature
Norton Anthology of English Literature. vol. B. 10th edition. ISBN: 978-0393603033
British Romantic Literature
Romanticism: An Anthology, 4th edition, edited by Duncan Wu, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1405190756
African American Counter Canon
• Gloria Naylor, Mama Day
• Randall Kenan, A Visitation of Spirits
• Octavia E. Butler, Kindred
• Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom
Contemporary Southern Literature
• Diane Glancy, Pushing the Bear
• Ron Rash, The Cove
• Monique Truong, Bitter in the Mouth
• Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing
Address and Mailing
Division of Languages & Literature
College of Arts & Sciences
DSU Box 3215, Kethley 203
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733