M.S. English Education (7-12)

Master of Science (M.S.) in Curriculum and Instruction (42 semester hours)

Emphasis Concentration in English Education (7-12)

I. Core (9 semester hours)

Research (6 semester hours) Required

  • EPY 702 Research Methods (prerequisite to EPY 718 or EPY 721)

Select one

  • EPY 718 Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • EPY 721 Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: An Introduction

Foundations (Select one: 3 semester hours)

  • CIG 603 Urban Education (formerly CIG 703)
  • CIG 660 Multicultural Education (formerly CIG 750)
  • EPY 707 Adolescent Development
  • EPY 711 Human Growth and Development
  • EPY 712 Foundations of Learning and Cognition

II. Concentration: English Education (15 semester hours)

Required (12 semester hours)

  • CIL 610 Content Area Literacy (formerly CIL 710)
  • CIL 642 Instruction English Education (formerly CIL 712)
  • CIL 643 Curriculum Development English/Language Arts (formerly CIL713)
  • CIL 616 Teaching Writing (formerly CIL 716)

Select one

  • CIL 600 Topics Literacy Education (formerly CIL 702)
  • CIL 680 Contemporary Literature for Children and Young Adults (formerly CIL 740)

III. Cognate Area: English, Literacy OR TESL (6 semester hours)

English: (select two: 6 semester hours)

  • Classes from the Department of English at the ENG 600-level approved by advisor

Literacy: (select two: 6 semester hours)

  • CIL 601 Foundations of Literacy Learning (formerly CIL 701)
  • CIL 621 Assessment in Literacy (formerly CIL 721)
  • CIL 693 Literacy for a Diverse Society (formerly CIL 728)
  • Other CIL literacy courses selected with advisor approval

TESL: (6 semester hours) Required

  • CIL 651 TESL Instructional Methods (formerly CIL 751)

Select one

  • CIL 653 TESL Curriculum (formerly CIL 752)
  • CIL 652 Theories of Second Language Acquisition (formerly CIL 753)
  • CIL 654 TESL Assessment (formerly CIL 754)

IV. Elective (3 semester hours)

  • Select with advisor approval

V. Culminating Experience (9 semester hours)

  • CIL 699 Literacy Research Seminar (formerly CIG 717; 3 semester hours - to be taken prior to CIG 719)
  • CIG 699 Curriculum and Instruction Thesis (formerly CIG 719; 6 semester hours total)