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Master's in English in Education

Our MS in English in Education is designed for practicing schoolteachers who desire 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. Upon graduating from this program, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the history and structure of the English language and the theory and practice of rhetorical analysis, synthesis, and argumentation – all through the lens of a biblical worldview.

Note: Candidates must already be credentialed for teaching English/language arts in P-12 schools and/or community colleges, as this MS in English will not lead to initial or advanced state licensure in those areas.

Why Pursue My MS in English in Education Online at IWU?

Courses are designed to equip students with the methods and materials they need to deepen their teaching ability and help their own students learn. Our MS in English in Education program builds in culturally responsive teaching, ethics and faith, and research and technology tools. IWU’s student-centric approach provides 100% online courses with faith integration and reflection, access to live and recorded interactive webinar discussions, and 1:1 consulting and support for learning and integrating course material. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in a MS in English in Education Program?

Our online MS in English in Education is designed to explain key structures and the importance of major historical developments in the English language. Through your coursework, you will learn to create rhetorically effective, evidence-based rhetorical analysis, synthesis, and argumentation by effectively using the writing process and applying key composition theories. You will be able to evaluate literature using biblical principles and interpret fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama using both formalist and cultural critical approaches. Graduate prepared to use research with an understanding of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research methodologies while integrating global philosophies into your educational practices.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

33 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This MS in English in Education Program?

The curriculum for this MS in English in Education covers how to:

  • ENGL-501 | The Structure of Modern English | 3 Hours
  • ENGL-502 | Theory and Practice of Writing Rhetorical Analyses | 3 Hours
  • ENGL-503 | Theory and Practice of Synthesis and Argumentative Writing | 3 Hours
  • ENGL-510 | Fiction and Culture | 3 Hours
  • ENGL-511 | Drama and Culture | 3 Hours
  • ENGL-512 | Poetry and Culture | 3 Hours
  • EDUC-510 | How We Learn | 3 Hours
  • EDUC-520 | The Faithful Teacher | 3 Hours
  • EDUC-530 | The Craft of Teaching | 3 Hours
  • EDUC-600 | Classroom Action Research Tools | 3 Hours
  • EDUC-630 | Research in My School | 3 Hours

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • P-12 Classroom English/Language Arts Teacher for Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Adjunct Community College Professor (English)
  • Education Service Agency Specialist

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

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