Graduate Curricula

Master of Arts-English and African American Literature 

Prerequisites: (9 hours of ENGL) if needed

  • ENGL 220: OR 221: English literature I or II (3)
  • ENGL 333 or 334: African American Literature I or II (3)
  • ENGL 430: American Literature I or II (3)

Master of Arts in Teaching - English Education (30 total hours )

A. Certification Phase

  • CUIN 618: Learning Theories
  • CUIN 627: Content Area Literacy
  • CUIN 715: Assessment and Evaluation for 21st Century Learners
  • SPED 660: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities OR CUIN 729: Diversity Issues in K-12 Schools
  • ENGL 627: Teaching High School Literature
  • CUIN 640:  Methods of Teaching OR ENGL 602: Advanced Methods of Teaching English
  • CUIN 785:  Clinical teaching in P-12 Schools

B. Benchmark

  • CUIN 670 Capstone Experience in Teacher Education (3)
  • Possess a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Pass Praxis II exams #5038 (min. score 167) and #5624 (min. score 157)
  • Apply for Licensure

C. Degree Phase 

  • ENGL 753: Bibliography and Research
  • ENGL 755 Contemporary Practices in Grammar and Rhetoric
  • English Elective (Must be at 700 level or above)