Graduate Programs

North Carolina A & T State University

English Department

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts  -  English and African American Literature

Master of Arts in Teaching  - English Education

The  Master's programs in English offer students a wide range of skills and knowledge in the areas of African American Literature, English Education, and Teaching. The programs prepare students to pursue graduate studies at the doctoral level in English or Education. They also prepare students for teaching at secondary and college levels. Specifically, the .A degree provides  students the opportunity to explore critical  theories and hone their critical reading,  thinking, and writing skills.  It also offers a solid foundation for those who may choose to seek a PhD in such disciplines as African American, Comparative, or English Literatures as well as African American, Africana, Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, Subaltern and Women’s Studies. The M.A T. degree offers students seeking licensure through graduate studies the  skills to teach in grades 9 -12.  The M.A.T. program has two phases: Phase I comprises course work, internship and Praxis II leading to  A- licensure. Phase II includes a research component and qualifying course work leading to  advanced M- Licensure.

For more information contact: Pauline Ada Uwakweh, PhD, Assistant Professoe/Gradute Coordinator, GCB Fourth Floor, Office 446, (336) 285-2343, pauwakwe@ncat.edu

Required Major Courses for Concentrations

 

Master of Arts  -  English and African American Literature (30 total hours)

 ENGL 700: Introduction to Critical Theory

 ENGL 753: Introduction to Graduate Literary Studies

 ENGL 755: Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric

Students who  register for this concentration must also take 12 hours in African American literature  and 9 hours in English and American literature. Thesis option requires only 9 hours of  African American literature.

Prerequisites: (18 hours of ENGL) if needed

ENGL 220: OR 221: English literature I or II (3)

ENGL 240: Advanced Grammar (3)

ENGL 333 or 334: African American Literature I or II (3)

ENGL 300: Advanced Composition (3)

ENGL 410 : Shakespeare (3)

ENGL 430: American Literature I or II (3)

Courses for Senior Undergraduates and for Graduates

•           ENGL 600      Language Variations in American English

•           ENGL 603      Introduction to Folklore

•           ENGL 626      Children’s Literature

•           ENGL 627      Young Adult Literature

•           ENGL 628      The American Novel

•           ENGL 631      Black Women Writers of Africa and the Diaspora

•           ENGL 650      African American Folklore

•           ENGL 652      African American Drama

•           ENGL 653      Teaching English as a Second Language

•           ENGL 654      African American Novel I

•           ENGL 656      African American Novel II

•           ENGL 658      African American Poetry I

•           ENGL 660      African American Poetry II

•           ENGL 672      Directed Study in English

Graduate Courses: Open Only to Graduate Students

•           ENGL 700      Introduction to Critical Theory

•           ENGL 701      English Renaissance Literature

•           ENGL 703      Seventeenth-Century English Literature

•           ENGL 704      Eighteenth-Century English Literature

•           ENGL 705      Romantic Literature

•           ENGL 706      Victorian Literature

•           ENGL 707      Modern British Fiction

•           ENGL 709        Medieval Literature

•           ENGL 710      Language Arts for Elementary Teachers I

•           ENGL 711      Secondary Education: The Classroom as Clinic

•           ENGL 712      Teaching of Freshman Writing

•           ENGL 721      Major American Writers I

•           ENGL 722      Major American Writers II

•           ENGL 723      Modern American Poetry

•           ENGL 724      American Multi-Cultural Literature

•           ENGL 726      From Pen to Power: Empowerment through Enhancement of Critical Thinking and     Writing Behaviors

•           ENGL 730      Directed Study in English

•           ENGL 731      Technology in Teaching and Research in the Humanities

•           ENGL 744      Postcolonial Novel and Theory

•           ENGL 753      Introduction to Graduate Literary Studies

•           ENGL 754      History and Structure of the English Language

•           ENGL 755      Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric

•           ENGL 760      Non-Fiction by African American Writers

•           ENGL 762      Short Fiction by African American Writers

•           ENGL 764      African American Aesthetics

•           ENGL 766      Seminar in African American Literature and Language

•           ENGL 770      Seminar

•           ENGL 775      Thesis Research

2.  Master of Arts in Teaching  - English Education (39 total  hours )

A: Phase I: Initial Licensure Courses

 ENGL 653:  Teaching English as a Second Language (3)

ENGL 755 - Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric (3)

CUIN 640: Methods of Teaching for 21st Century (3)

CUIN 618/619: Learning Theories: Worldviews, Paradigms, and Practices applied in the 21st century Classroom/Learning Theories (3)

CUIN 729: Diversity Issues in K-12 (3)

B. Benchmark: (Admission into the Teacher program)

CUIN 660: Clinical Practice in Teacher Education (6)

CUIN 670Capstone Experience in Teacher Education (3)

 C. Benchmark: Pass Praxis II (Exam 41/43), maintain 3.0 GPA, and be licensed before continuing into Phase II.

 

D. Phase II :

CUIN 711: Research Methods (3)

CUIN 712: Teaching Freshman Writing  (3)

CUIN 715: Assessing and Evaluating the 21st century Learner (3)

CUIN 728: Integrating Technology in K-12 Curriculum (3)

ENGL 711: M.A.T Capstone in Secondary English Teaching (3)

 

Admission Criteria to Phase I

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum 2.8 G.P.A from an accredited institution
  • Completion of prerequisite courses for those whose bachelor's degree is not in English
  • GRE Test Scores

 

Prerequisites: (18 hours of ENGL) if needed

ENGL 220: OR 221: English literature I or II (3)

ENGL 240: Advanced Grammar (3)

ENGL 333 or 334: African American  Literature I or II (3)

ENGL 300: Advanced Composition (3)

ENGL 410 : Shakespeare (3)

ENGL 430: American Literature I or II (3)

 A: Phase I: Initial Licensure Courses

 ENGL 653:  Teaching English as a Second Language (3)

ENGL 755: Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric (3)

CUIN 640: Methods of Teaching for 21st Century (3)

CUIN 618/619: Learning Theories: Worldviews, Paradigms, and Practices applied in the 21st century Classroom/Learning Theories (3)

CUIN 729: Diversity Issues in K-12 (3)

 

B. Benchmark: (Admission into the Teacher program)

CUIN 660: Clinical Practice in Teacher Education (6)

CUIN 670: Capstone Experience in Teacher Education (3)

(Total credit hours to complete Phase I = 24)

C. Benchmark: Pass Praxis II (Exam 41/43), maintain 3.0 GPA, and be licensed before continuing into Phase II.

 

D. Phase II :

CUIN 711: Research Methods (3)

CUIN 712: Teaching Freshman Writing  (3)

CUIN715: Assessing and Evaluating the 21st century Learner (3)

CUIN728: Integrating Technology in K-12 Curriculum (3)

ENGL 711: M.A.T Capstone in Secondary English Teaching (3)

(Total  credit hours to complete Phase II  = 15)

CUIN/ENGL 788: Comprehensive Exams

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