Graduate Program in English - M.A. with Advanced Licensure for Class A Teacher Certification

All Master of Arts in English Programs share certain basic requirements (except as noted).


This program is designed for people who already have a Class B teaching certificate in English/ Language Arts and wish to pursue Class A certification. Requirements include 24 hours in graduate English courses (at least 18 in literature), the language requirement, a capstone project or thesis, and the following graduate Education courses:

  • ED 604: Contributions of Psychology to Education
  • ED 606: Principles of Curriculum Development or ED 530: Applied Multi-culturalism
  • ED 607: Educator as Evaluator
  • ED 520: Computer-Based Instructional Technologies or another instructional technology course

Students may also need ED 593: Education of Exceptional Children and Youth if they have not previously satisfied the Special Education requirement.