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MS English in Education

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Overview of the MS English in Education

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a major in English in Education is designed for practicing school teachers who wish to become qualified to instruct advanced placement, dual enrollment, or early college courses, as well as deepen their understanding of English/ Language Arts and advanced educational classroom practice. Candidates will complete a 33-credit hour program consisting of 18 credit hours in graduate English and 15 credit hours in graduate Education. Candidates should already be credentialed for teaching English/Language Arts in P-12 schools and/or community colleges, as this degree will not lead to initial or advanced state licensure in those areas.

The 18 credit hours of courses in English provide candidates with advanced knowledge and skills in the history and structure of the English language, the theory and practice of rhetorical analysis, synthesis, and argumentation, and formalist and cultural interpretations of a focused selection of poetic, dramatic, and fictional texts. The courses meet the requirements of the Higher Learning Commission to teach undergraduate-level courses in English. The general prerequisite for each English course is a bachelor's degree with an English/Language Arts major/minor, or state certification (in any state) to teach English/Language Arts.

The 15 credit hours of courses in Education are designed to provide participants with methods and materials to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn, including culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. It aligns to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's advanced-level program standards. Course instruction is designed to model best practices and procedures in the classroom.

 

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
33 Total $470 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program with specialization courses. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.

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Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

 

English Courses

ENGL-501,ENGL-502,ENGL-503,ENGL-510,ENGL-511,ENGL-512

 

Master's Core Courses

EDUC-510,EDUC-520,EDUC-530,EDUC-600,EDUC-630

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the MS English in Education. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the M.S. program with a major in English in Education are as follows:

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A bachelor's degree with an English/Language Arts major/minor, or must be state certified (in any state) to teach English/Language Arts in P-12 schools.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Candidates need: A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license to teach English/Language Arts, or a valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license/certificate from another recognized accreditation body (e.g., Association of Christian Schools International), or an official letter from a school administrator confirming employment as a teacher of record.
  • At least one year of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
  • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom, preferably in English/Language Arts.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the M.S. program, candidates must have completed the following:

  1. Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the MS English in Education. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.