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English, MST


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This graduate program is administered by the Department of English .

Take at least half of your English credits at the 700 level.

Please note: Entry of new students into this program has been suspended as of March 1, 2022.

Requirements


  1. Complete 18-24 credits in English courses selected with graduate coordinator approval.
  2. Complete 6-9 credits in education courses.
  3. With graduate coordinator approval, you may substitute 3 graduate credits in another liberal arts area for 3 credits in English.

Culminating Experience


Before you complete 21 credits, select one of the four options below and notify the department chair.

  1. 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.
  2. Project that is an outgrowth of ENGL 712  or ENGL 755 , 1 credit.
  3. Thesis in literature or some aspect of teaching English, 2-6 credits.
  4. 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.

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