This graduate program is administered by the Department of English - Graduate Program .
Take at least half of your English credits at the 700 level.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE DISCLOSURE (NC-SARA)
The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:
The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:
The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:
The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Complete 15-18 credits in reading courses (up to 6 at undergraduate level) including: EDUC 746 , EDUC 747 , EDUC 748 ; other courses approved by graduate coordinator to total 15-18 credits.
- Complete 18-21 credits selected with graduate coordinator approval.
Before you complete 21 credits, select one of the four options below and notify the department chair.
- Portfolio of papers, publications, and professional presentations submitted to and approved by a committee of graduate faculty appointed by the department chair, 2-4 credits.
- Project that is an outgrowth of ENGL 712 or ENGL 755 , 1 credit.
- Thesis in literature or some aspect of teaching English, 2-6 credits.
- Written comprehensive examination based on two areas of specialization from your English coursework.
Requirements for all Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Degrees
In addition to the general requirements of all master’s degrees, the MST degree has the following requirements:
- Be eligible for teacher certification in your area of specialization (biology, English, history) in Wisconsin or another state.
- Complete a minimum of 30 graduate credits distributed among:
Group I: Major area of specialization, 18-24 credits. These courses provide additional depth in your teaching field and increase familiarity with new knowledge, problems, and trends.
Group II: Professional education, 6-9 credits. These courses enhance your understanding of education and improve performance in the art of teaching.
Group III: Liberal studies, 0-6 credits. These courses are taken outside the content area of your specialization and broaden your knowledge and outlook.
- Complete, at minimum, the equivalent of a major in your area of specialization at the completion of the graduate program.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in your area of specialization at the time of graduation.