English Emphasis Courses

Southwest Minnesota State University is offering a Master of Science in Education with an English emphasis. The English emphasis is appropriate for licensed English/Language Art teachers, two-year college instructors, high school teachers seeking credentialing for concurrent enrollment courses, and people with bachelor's degree in English who wish to pursue coursework.

This emphasis allows students to add content and depth to their knowledge of literature and composition through research-based coursework. You can either earn the 16 credits in English through the credentialing option or take 35 credits to earn a Master of Science in Education with an English emphasis. This two-year program is offered with online English courses during the summer, and online education core courses during the fall and spring semesters. (Please note that there is a one-credit English course taught during fall semester).  Teachers seeking concurrent enrollment credentialing and not an entire Master's degree will only need to take the five English courses.

The five English/ Literature courses will be offered COMPLETELY ONLINE. Four of the courses will be offered in the summer semester and a one-credit course will be offered during fall semester. All Education courses are offered online during the fall and spring semester. 

MASTER’S DEGREE CURRICULUM

CORE COURSES (36 Credits)

ED 623: Professional Planning & Assessment- 2 cr.
ED 625: 21st Century Brain-Based Teaching and Learning- 3 cr.
ED 632: Linking Pedagogy and Content- 3 cr.
ED 635: Content & Curriculum Development-3 cr.
ED 622: Research in Education- 3 cr.
ED 624: Research Project Design- 3 cr.
ED 627: Research Project Implementation- 2 cr. 
LIT 622: British Literature Survey, 4cr. (offered odd year summers)
LIT 632: American Literature Survey, 4cr. (offered odd year summers)
ENG 675: Rhetoric, Literacy, and the Teaching of Writing, 4cr.
ENG 670: Digital Writing Seminar, 4cr. (offered even summer semester)
Total: 36 Credits

PROFESSIONAL FIELD EMPHASIS IN ENGLISH (or licensure option)

LIT 622: British Literature Survey, 4cr. (offered odd year summers)
LIT 632: American Literature Survey, 4cr. (offered odd year summers)
ENG 675: Rhetoric, Literacy, and the Teaching of Writing, 4cr.
ENG 670: Digital Writing Seminar, 4cr. (offered even summer semester)
ENG 680: Autoethnography and the Teaching of Writing, 2cr. (during spring semester)
ENG 656: MnWE Practicum, 1cr. (during spring semester)
Total: 19 Credits

For more information on the curriculum please check out the course descriptions located in the academic catalog.

For further insight into when courses are available and suggested to be taken, please check the English emphasis advising sheet. 

To learn more about the application and financial aid process visit frequently asked questions. 

Last Modified: 12/8/17 11:12 AM