Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses in language arts and literature?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in language arts and literature that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to satisfy Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements for instructors of dual credit courses. The program requires 36-credit hours of graduate level work.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in language arts and literature to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Secondary Education 3
Secondary Education Courses - 4 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools 3
And any one (1) of the following as approved by your program advisor:
EDUC-W 505 Professional Development Workshop 1
EDUC-K 590 Independent Study or Research in Special Education 1
Language Arts & Literature Courses - 20 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Consult with your English Program Advisor to select 5 courses that complement the desired discipline or subfield.
ENG-W 509 Writing and Literacy Studies 4
ENG-W 500 Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches 4
ENG-L 503 Teaching of Literature in College 4
ENG-D 600 History of the English Language 4
ENG-D 655 History of the English Language 4
And one (1) of the following:
ENG-W 600 Topics in Rhetoric & Composition 4
ENG-W 682 Special Topics: Rhetoric & Composition 4
ENG-W 508 Creative Writing for Teachers 4
ENG-W 554 Practicum: Teaching of Creative Writing 4
Other ENG-L 500/600 course approved by advisor 4



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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137


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Gregory Roberts M.A.

Assistant to the Dean, School of Arts and Letters
Lead Academic Advisor, School of Arts & Letters
BAS & BIS Coordinator – Applied Science

Knobview Hall 110U
Phone: (812) 941-2584