Division of Languages & Literature

Master of Education in Secondary Education – English (Online)

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.

M.Ed Student Handbook

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:

  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.
This is a projected course rotation for courses required to complete the M.Ed. in Secondary Education—English. Final course offerings are subject to change up to two weeks before the class registration window opens.

Spring 2022

  • ENG 610Advanced Methods, Ethics, & Law
  • ENG 680Writing Across the Disciplines
  • ENG 684Contemporary Southern Literature

Summer I 2022

  • CUR 608Historical Foundations of Education
  • EPY 601—Psychology of Learning
  • ELR 605Methods of Ed Research & Stats

Summer II 2022

  • CUR 608Historical Foundations of Education
  • ENG 601Methods for Literary Research
  • ELR 605Methods of Ed Research & Stats
  • EPY 601Psychology of Learning

Fall 2022

  • ENG 681Early Modern Literature
  • ENG 682British Romantic Literature
  • ENG 683African American Counter Canon

ENG 610

Advanced Methods, Ethics, & Law

• Essex, Nathan L.
A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law (3rd edition).
ISBN: 978-0133351910
• Gay, Geneva.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd edition).
ISBN 978-0807758762

ENG 680

Writing Across the Disciplines

To Be Decided

ENG 681

Early Modern Literature

Norton Anthology of English Literature. vol. B. 10th edition. ISBN: 978-0393603033

ENG 682

British Romantic Literature

Romanticism: An Anthology,          4th edition, edited by Duncan Wu, Wiley-Blackwell.                       ISBN: 978-1405190756

ENG 683

African American Counter Canon

• 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

ENG 684

Contemporary Southern Literature

• Diane Glancy, Pushing the Bear.
ISBN: 978-0156005449
• Ron Rash, The Cove.
ISBN: 978-0061804205
• Monique Truong, Bitter in the Mouth.
ISBN: 978-0812981322
• Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing.
ISBN: 978-1501126079


Program Coordinator

Dr. Valarie Morgan
P: (662) 846-4060

Address and Mailing

Division of Languages & Literature
College of Arts & Sciences
DSU Box 3215, Kethley 203
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733