MS E.D. Endorsement

DEPARTMENT OF 

ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

Cynthia Scurria, Ph.D., Department Chair

Harmon Hall

1000 ASU Drive #120

Phone: 601-877- 6400    FAX: 601-877-2469

  

GRADUATE FACULTY 

C. Dianne Bunch, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Lillie Jones, Ph.D., Professor

Peter Malik, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Anne-Marie Obilade, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Murray Shugars, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Cynthia Scurria, Ph.D., Chair/Associate Professor 

ENDORSEMENT AREA: ENGLISH 

 

Program Description

 

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers an endorsement in English for the Master of Science in Secondary Education degree.  The English curriculum at the graduate level seeks to provide individuals with advanced skills and tools in the areas of language, literature, and criticism by 1) enhancing mastery of the English language, 2) developing skills and technique for effective writing, 3) broadening the base of literary knowledge, 4) refining literary skills in analysis, 5) improving research skills, and 6) enhancing teaching skills. Before graduating, candidates will demonstrate knowledge of American and British Literature along with proficiency in writing.

 

As stated in the Core Comprehensive Examinations section for the School of Education, to successfully complete the Master of Science in Secondary Education degree with an endorsement in English, a candidate must pass the Area Exit Examination administered by the Department of English as well as the Core Comprehensive Examination administered by the School of Education.

 

Though the program was designed primarily for graduate teaching majors, it can also benefit those in other endorsement areas through its courses in Communication/writing skills, cultural history, and literature-all of which may be taken as electives.

 

                Course Requirements 

 

Core Education Courses (12 hours) 

Credits 

 

 

 

ED 512

Foundations of American Research

3 hrs.

ED 514

Methods of Educational Research

3 hrs.

PH 513

Advanced Educational Psychology

3 hrs.

ED 533

Curriculum (Methods) Development

3 hrs.

 

 

 

Required Courses (15 hours) 

Credits 

 

 

 

EN 501

Theory and Practice of Composition

3 hrs.

EN 502

Methods and Principles of Literary Analysis

3 hrs.

EN 585

Methods of Teaching English

3 hrs.

EN 511

Seminar in English Literature

3 hrs.

 

                        or 

 

EN 512

Seminar in American Literature

3 hrs.

EN 521

Literary History of England

3 hrs.

 

                        or 

 

EN 522

Literary History of the U.S.

3 hrs.

 

 

 

Electives (6 hours chosen from the following) 

Credits 

 

 

 

EN 511

or EN 512 (whichever was not taken above)

3 hrs.

EN 521

or EN 522 (whichever was not taken above)

3 hrs.

EN 503

The Structure of Modern English

3 hrs.

EN 560

Problems in English

3 hrs.

 

                          or  

 

 

Electives approved by advisory committee

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL 

33 hrs.