English Education

Master of Education

The Master of Education (MEd) in English Education, 5-12 Certification is designed to prepare students to teach English or language arts, to be a writing specialist in their chosen field, to work with writing in all subject areas, or to be a writing teacher at any level.

Graduates will be endorsed for certification in New Hampshire and fully qualified to teach English and language arts in grades 5–12. The program is designed to meet all New Hampshire, NCATE, and NCTE standards for the preparation of teachers of English and language arts as well as providing a background in the subject areas of literature, writing, and language at the graduate level.

Required college-level coursework or equivalent competencies (audit, portfolio, or exam): analyzing and interpreting literature and literary criticism; creative and non-fiction writing above composition level; study of language; study of grammar; completion of four upper-level literature courses; sign language, journalism, communications, or media; and completion of six credits in American literature, British literature, or humanities.

Requirements for certification may change, subject to changes made by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE). Teacher candidates can find the latest NHDOE standards at education.nh.gov/index.htm

Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when English Education courses will be offered.

Choose from two options:

MEd in English Education, 5-12 Certification
English Education, 5-12 Certification Only

 

With rolling admission, you may start your program during any term. In fact, you may take up to 12 credits before being admitted to Plymouth State. Financial aid is available to qualified students.