After much consultation and reflection, the English program at Plymouth State University has decided to pause new admissions to our M.Ed in English Education program until the fall of 2022.
We do so in response to the challenges and indirect impacts of COVID-19, which continue to interrupt public education (and challenge teaching and advising practices) at the K-12 and college.
This pause will also allow us to offer additional support to our continuing M.Ed students as they contend with these same challenges. Our commitment to graduate education in English Education remains unwavering. This pause in admissions is, in fact, an expression of that commitment. We also recognize that the study of English Education, and the humanities more broadly, is now, in the face of the multiple crises our society must confront, more relevant than ever.
We plan to reopen our application cycle in 2022 for students wishing to start the program that year. Please feel free to correspond with us regarding your interest in our M.Ed program. We very much look forward to reviewing your application materials next year.
Master of Education
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.
Students interested in English Education can select from the following options:
- MEd in English Education, 5-12 Certification
- English Education, 5-12 Certification Only
Register Now for Spring 2021
Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!
Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Register for Courses” option on the left. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.
Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.
New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to email@example.com or faxed to 603-535-2724.
Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.
“How much will my graduate program cost?” and “How will I pay for it?” are two of the most common questions asked when considering continuing your education. Here is some basic information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships and Graduate Assistant opportunities. We encourage you to click the links on this page for additional information and resources.
The full 2020-21 academic calendar can be found here.
- Fall 2020 – August 24-November 24
- Spring 2021 – January 19-May 7
- Summer 2021 – May 10-Aug 13
All dates are subject to change due to our ongoing response to COVID-19.
We would be happy to provide you with more information about our graduate programs – here are a few ways to learn more!
INQUIRE – Complete a brief inquiry form and we will connect you with the program coordinator and provide you with additional information about the curriculum, admission requirements, faculty information, and more.
VISIT – We hold information sessions and campus visits throughout the year, or we can schedule an in-person advising appointment – come check out our beautiful campus in Plymouth, NH
CHAT – We would be happy to chat with you – just submit a question to one of our admissions advisors.
Want an answer right away? Give us a call – the Admissions Office is open Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:30pm at 603-535-2237 or 800-FOR-GRAD.
Graduate Admission Team – Whether you are just graduating with your bachelor’s degree or have been out of school for a while, we are here to help guide you through the application process, assist in getting you registered for your first semester of classes, and provide you with “next steps, information, and resources on campus.
Program Coordinator/Advisor – Once you have been admitted into a graduate program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will be your go-to person for class scheduling, program and/or curriculum questions, and academic guidance.
- Dr. Meg Petersen, 603-412-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Registrar – can assist with course registration, transcript requests and degree conferral information
Student Account Services – please contact them with questions regarding your bill, employer reimbursement, or financial holds on your account.
Financial Aid Office – is here to assist financial aid, student loans, or other financial related questions.
EN Course Offerings
Please check our course registration page for current offerings or schedule a time to speak with the program coordinator for more information.