University Catalog

English

Chairperson: Glenn Davis
Address:
126 - 51 Building
Phone: 320.308.3061
Email: english@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/english

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


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.



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


Admission Requirements

  • Completed one year of a second language learning or equivalent proficiency. Completed an introductory course in linguistics - ENGL 361.

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

MA in English (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Meet the GPA admission standards as required by the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Submission of a 5-10 page sample of academic writing to mtpelaez@stcloudstate.edu
  • All other application materials are submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • GRE is not required.

Notes

  • The Master of Arts degree in English is appropriate for a program leading to the Ph.D., for community or technical college teaching, and for general cultural enrichment. A student can pursue a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in rhetoric and writing or in English studies.
  • Graduate students interested in future doctoral study should develop competence in an appropriate foreign language.
  • Cognate (optional): See the department website for cognate information.



MA in Emphasis One: Rhetoric and Writing (36 credits)


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 literature, linguistics, and supervised teaching/tutoring graduate courses; or Graduate courses in another department with approval of their advisor.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: ENGL 605, ENGL 603, ENGL 631, ENGL 699
Electives: Choose 15-21 credits as needed from either of the following two English areas to complete the 36 credit degree requirement. Professional Communication courses: ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 633, ENGL 697. Critical Literacy courses: ENGL 503, ENGL 531, ENGL 632, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656.
Research: 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: ENGL 605, ENGL 603, ENGL 631, ENGL 690
Electives: Choose 18-24 credits from either of the following area. Professional Communication courses: ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 633, ENGL 697. Critical Literacy courses: ENGL 503, ENGL 531, ENGL 632, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656.
Research: Must pass a final oral examination o n the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 36
Core: ENGL 605, ENGL 603, ENGL 631, ENGL 695
Electives: Choose 18-24 credits from either of the following area. Professional Communication courses: ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 633, ENGL 697. Critical Literacy courses: ENGL 503, ENGL 531, ENGL 632, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656.
Research: Must pass a final oral examination on the Portfolio submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.


MA in Emphasis Two: English Studies ( credits)


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 literature, linguistics, and supervised teaching/tutoring graduate courses; or Graduate courses in another department with approval of their advisor.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: ENGL 602, ENGL 606, one 600-level course in British literature, one 600-level course in American literature, ENGL 699 or ENGL 698
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: 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: ENGL 602, ENGL 606, one 600-level course in British literature, one 600-level course in American literature, ENGL 690.
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: Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.



MS in English: Teacher Education (36-39 credits)


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 mtpelaez@stcloudstate.edu
  • 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: 15 credit minimum: One 600-level course in British literature, one 600-level course in American literature, other credits to be selected with English department advisor. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 656 may count toward the degree. Professional Education Courses, 9 credit minimum: Students will select School of Education courses in consultation with the English advisor. Professional Education Courses: 9 credits minimum.
Electives: 3 credits: Credits from related fields to be selected with the English department advisor.
Research: 9 credits: ENGL 606 (or equivalent course), 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: 18 credit minimum: One 600-level course in British literature, one 600-level course in American literature, other credits to be selected with English department advisor. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 656 may count toward the degree. Professional Education Courses, 9 credit minimum: Students will select School of Education courses in consultation with the English advisor.
Electives: 6 credits: Credits from related fields to be selected with the English department advisor.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 606 (or equivalent course). Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 39
Core: 18 credit minimum: One 600-level course in British literature, one 600-level course in American literature, other credits to be selected with English department advisor. Only three credits in any combination from ENGL 653, ENGL 655, ENGL 656 may count toward the degree. Educational Foundations: 6 credits. Students will select from the list developed by the School of Education. Educational Applications and Implementations: 12 credits: Selected work with the English advisor's approval.
Electives:
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 606 (or equivalent course).


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