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Co-Chairpersons: Judy Dorn, John Madden
Address:
126 Webster Hall
Phone: 320.308.3061
Email: english@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/english

MA in English Studies (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • To graduate, at least one-half of the required credits must be earned in 600-level courses.
  • Cognate (optional): To complete a cognate, students may take a maximum of 6 credits in either: English graduate courses in the Writing Center Administration certificate, in a TESOL certificate, or in graduate courses in another department with approval of their advisor.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits: ENGL 606; choose one course from ENGL 502, ENGL 505, ENGL 536, ENGL 602, ENGL 605, ENGL 633; one 600-level course in British literature; one 600-level course in American literature.
Electives: Choose 18 credits as needed from English courses to complete the 36 credit degree requirement. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 6 credits: ENGL 699 or ENGL 698. Must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits: ENGL 606; choose one course from ENGL 502, ENGL 505, ENGL 536, ENGL 602, ENGL 605, ENGL 633; one 600-level course in British literature; one 600-level course in American literature.
Electives: Choose 21 credits as needed from English courses to complete the 36 credit degree requirement. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 690. Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.



MA in Writing Studies and Rhetoric (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Meet the admission standards as required by the School of Graduate Studies
  • Submission of a 5-10 page sample of academic writing

Notes

  • To graduate, at least one-half of the required credits must be earned in 600-level courses.
  • Cognate (optional): To complete a cognate, students may take a maximum of 6 credits in either: English graduate courses in literature, linguistics, creative writing, or Graduate courses in another department with approval of their advisor.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 24 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL 655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 6 credits: ENGL 699. Must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 27 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL 655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 690. Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio/Project
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 27 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL 655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 695. Must pass a final oral examination on the Portfolio submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.


MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE is not required.

Notes

  • For unconditional admission to the TESL program, one year of a second language or equivalent proficiency and completion of an introductory course in linguistics is required.
  • A minimum of half of the credits should be earned in 600-level courses limited to graduate students.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: Pedagogy Courses: Required, two courses, 6 credits: ENGL 662, AND either ENGL 661 OR ENGL 671. Distributed: Select three courses, 9 credits: ENGL 563, ENGL 567, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 667, ENGL 668, ENGL 669, ENGL 670, ENGL 671,ENGL 673, ED 557,ED 558. Linguistics: two courses, 6 credits: ENGL 569, ENGL 573, ENGL 663, ENGL 664, ENGL 666.
Electives: A maximum of 6 credits selected from graduate English courses or from cognate courses in other departments.
Research: 9 credits: ENGL 607, ENGL 699.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: Pedagogy Courses: Required, two courses, 6 credits: ENGL 662 AND either ENGL 661 OR ENGL 671. Distributed: Select three courses, 9 credits: ENGL 563, ENGL 567, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 667, ENGL 668, ENGL 669 (online), ENGL 670, ENGL 671, ENGL 673, ED 557, ED 558. Linguistics: 9 credits, select three courses: ENGL 569, ENGL 573, ENGL 663, ENGL 664, ENGL 666.
Electives: 6 credit maximum may be earned as electives from any of the courses listed above or from any other graduate course in the English department, or from cognate courses in other departments.
Research: 6 credits: ENGL 668, ENGL 607.



MA in Teaching English as a Second Language: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Emphasis (32-33 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Completion of a recognized TESOL certificate.
  • One year of college foreign language.
  • An introductory course in linguistics.

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 32-33
Core: (23-24 Credits): 8-9 Credits: ENGL 600, ENGL 661, ENGL 662; Choose 9 Credits: ENGL 562, ENGL 563, ENGL 667, ENGL 669, ENGL 670, ENGL 669, ENGL 670, ENGL 671, ENGL 673; Choose 6 Credits: ENGL 564, ENGL 566, ENGL 664, ENGL 666.
Electives: (6 credits): May be earned as electives from any of the courses listed above, or from any other graduate course in the English department or from cognate courses in other departments. Consent of adviser.
Research: (3 credits): ENGL 607



MA in TESL MA: K-12 Emphasis (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate
  • An introductory course in linguistics
  • One year of college foreign language
  • An initial Minnesota teaching license

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio/Internship
Credits: 36
Core: (33 Credits): 15 credits: ENGL 662, ENGL 667, ENGL 600, ENGL 577, ED 568; Choose 3 credits: ENGL 661, ENGL 671, Choose 3 credits: ENGL 673, ENGL 563; Choose 6 credits: ENGL 562, ENGL 669, ENGL 670; Choose 3 credits: ENGL 564, ENGL 664; Choose 3 credits: ENGL 566, ENGL 666.
Electives:
Research: (3 credits): ENGL 607


Licensure in English: Teaching English as a Second Language (Licensure only) (24 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • Completed one year of a second language learning or equivalent proficiency. Completed an introductory course in linguistics - ENGL 361.
  • Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • This program is for teacher licensure only.

Program Requirements

Licensure Courses: (24 credits) ENGL 661 or ENGL 671, and ENGL 662, ENGL 664, ENGL 666, ED 558. Select one of the following: ENGL 563, ENGL 673, ED 557.

Electives

Select two of the following: ENGL 573, ENGL 663, ENGL 667, ENGL 670, ENGL 669

Certificate in TESOL Certificate Grad (9 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.0
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Interview with the TESL director.

Program Requirements

Core (6 credits): ENGL 662, ENGL 665.

Electives

(3 credits): Choose one class: ENGL 661, ENGL 663, ENGL 664, or ENGL 673.

MS in English Education (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Completed an undergraduate teacher education program from an accredited teacher preparation institution.
  • Meet the GPA admission standards as required by the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Submission of a 5-10 page sample of academic writing to Director of English Graduate Studies.
  • All other application materials are submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • GRE is not required.

Notes

  • At least one-half of the credits in the M.S. degree program must be earned in courses limited to graduate students.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits: 3 credits from ENGL 606 (recommended), ENGL 602, or ENGL 605. Professional Education Courses: 9 credits from ED, HURL, IM, or related Education field.
Electives: 18 credits: Select courses in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, or creative writing in consultation with advisor. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 656 may count toward the degree.
Research: 6 credits: ENGL 699. Must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits: 3 credits from ENGL 606, ENGL 605, or ENGL 602. Professional Education Courses: 9 credits from ED, HURL, IM, or related Education field.
Electives: 21 credits: Select courses in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, or creative writing in consultation with advisor. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 656 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 690. Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.



Certificate in Teaching College-level English in Secondary School (18 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • Up to 6 graduate credits may transfer into this program.

Program Requirements

3 credits: Choose at least one from ENGL 606 (recommended) or ENGL 602 or ENGL 605

Electives

15 credits from 500- and 600-level courses in English Studies, Rhetoric and Writing, Literature, Pedagogy, or Creative Writing

Certificate in Writing Center Administration (10 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 3.00
  • Completed BA or BS in English or related discipline.

Program Requirements

ENGL 647, ENGL 648, ENGL 649, ENGL 654







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