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M.S. in Education: English 7-12

* This site offers basic guidelines for Degree completion. The department may have additional restrictions in addition to the information below. Please see the Graduate Course Catalog for more information.

Please note additional program requirements. For general admission requirements, please see the Application Procedures.

English Department Program Goals/Objectives
The Department of English has structured its graduate programs to provide students with opportunities to develop critical reading, writing and thinking strategies. In accordance with principles articulated by the Modern Language Association (MLA) and other professional organizations, English majors will:

  1. read attentively, closely, and critically;
  2. write thoughtfully, coherently, and persuasively;
  3. develop and challenge their own thinking through scholarly research.

Candidates seeking permanent/professional certification will also meet NCTE standards for the preparation of teachers of English Language Arts.

Graduate Course Entrance Policy

  1. Priority will be given to students who:
    1. Have already been admitted to graduate study in English at Fredonia.
    2. Are already enrolled in a graduate English course at Fredonia.

  2. All others will be admitted to graduate courses depending on their preparation and space available.
  3. With permission of the instructor, and the approval of the English Chairperson and the Dean of Graduate Studies, qualified undergraduates may take 500-level graduate courses in accordance with the stated rules provided in the college catalog.
Program Requirements Hours
At least 30 credit hours of graduate-level work, including:
I. 9 credit hours, as follows:
A. EDU 570 Understanding Educational Research to Improve Instruction 3
B. One EDU course in psychological, social, historical, legal, exceptional, cultural, or linguistic foundations of education (see catalog) 3
C. One EDU course in content and pedagogy (see catalog) 3
II. Twenty-one credit hours in English as indicated below:
ENGL 500, 510, 512, 514, 516 or 518, 554, 600, 665
III. Portfolio Requirement:
A completed portfolio must be approved by the English advisor prior to approval of degree. A description of portfolio requirements is available in the English department office.

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