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
Certification-only Option: Students would complete 27-30 credits as listed below, excluding the Master’s Core Component.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when English Education courses will be offered.
Program of Study
Master’s Core Component – 9 credits
|ED 5000 Social Behavior in a Diverse Society||3|
|– OR –|
|ED 5005 Social Psychology and Mythology across Cultures||3|
|ED 5010 Philosophy, Ethics, and Education||3|
|EN 5000 Teacher Action Research||3|
Learning Theory Component (If not met in undergraduate work) – 9 credits
|ED 5060 Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development||3|
|ED 5270 Foundations of Teaching||3|
|SE 5400 Classroom Interventions and Special Education Strategies||3|
English Methods Component – 6 credits
|EN 5640 Theory & Practice: Teaching Writing at the Secondary Level||3|
|EN 5870 Teaching Literature in Secondary School||3|
English Component (Literature/Writing Courses) – 6 credits
With your advisor, you’ll choose 6 credits of electives appropriate for your program of study.
Capstone Experience – 6-9 credits
|EN 5960 English Education Teaching Internship*||6-9|
* Passing PRAXIS II scores required before starting field experience
Total for MEd in English Education, 5–12 Certification Concentration – 36-39 credits
You may participate in courses and workshops sponsored by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, a summer-based institute promoting exemplary instruction of writing. The NWP courses may be used to fulfill the elective English and Writing component.