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Graduate Program

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Graduate Program

There are three different graduate program plans.  Two of these lead to a Master's Degree and New York State Certification while the third program is a non-degree, credentialing process available only to candidates who currently hold both an undergraduate and advanced degree in English or an English related discipline.

Course Requirements for M.A. in English Education with NY State Initial Certification (40 credits)
(Replacing the former Provisional Certification, this course of study is designed for students with little or no background in Education or English Education holding an undergraduate degree in English or an English related discipline.)

Printable Version of Initial Planning Form (pdf file)
4 credits: EDSE 1100E English Methods
4 credits: EDSE 7300E English Curriculum
3 credits: EDSE 1202E Teaching Reading
3 credits: EDSE 7200I Master's Project: English Education Thesis
3 credits: EDUC 7500A Adolescent Learning & Development
2 credits: EDSE 7600A Issues for Secondary Teachers
3 credits: EDLS 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
0 credits: EDUC 1900G Health Education Seminars
2 credits: EDUC 7600G Supervised Student Teaching
1 credit: EDSE 7603G Seminar on Teaching in Secondary Schools
3 credits: ENGL 4400E Structure and Growth of the English Language
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
Additional Requirements: Combined course work, undergraduate & graduate, of 36 credits in English, DASA Workshop, ALST, CST, EAS and edTPA Score Reports, and membership in a professional organization.

Course Requirements for M.A. in English Education with NY State Professional Certification (31 credits)
(Replacing the former Permanent Certification, this course of study is designed for students with a strong background in Education or English Education and who currently have Initial Certification to teach Secondary English.)

Printable Version of Professional Planning Form (pdf file)
3 credits: EDUC 1202E Teaching Reading
4 credits: EDSE 7300E English Curriculum
3 credits: EDSE 7200I Master's Project: English Education Thesis
3 credits: EDSE 1500E Teaching Writing
3 credits: SPED 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLE 4400E Structure and Growth of the English Language
3 credits: ENGLISH ELECTIVE
3 credits: ENGLISH ELECTIVE
Additional Requirements: DASA Workshop (if not already completed), and membership in a professional organization.

Graduate Credential Program leading to NY State Advanced Certification (25 credits)
(This non-degree course of study is restricted to students with both an undergraduate and advanced degree in English or Rhetoric & Composition.)

Printable Version of Advanced Planning Form (pdf file)
4 credits: EDSE 1100E Methods
3 credits: EDSE 1202E Teaching Reading
4 credits: EDSE 7300E Curriculum Development
3 credits: EDSE 1500E Teaching Writing
3 credits: EDUC 7500A Adolescent Psychology
3 credits: EDLS 5000K Introduction to Inclusive Education
2 credits: EDSE 7600A Issues for Secondary Teachers
1 credit: EDSE 7603G Seminar on Teaching in Secondary Schools
0 credits: EDUC 1900G Health Education Seminars 
Additional Requirements: Combined course work, undergraduate & graduate, of 36 credits in English, DASA Workshop, ALST, CST, EAS and edTPA Score Reports, and membership in a professional organization.