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MSU Teacher Education Unit (TEU)

M.Ed. with concentration in English requires 31 hours minimum Credits are Semester Hours

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State Program Assessment Report for English Education concentration in M.Ed.

9.5.7 A. Advanced Study in Specialty Area Education

(1) The programís advanced content area specialization is designed to reflect the standards of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and professional specialty association recommendations for advanced study.

Most of the five core propositions of the NBPTS are met through the core courses as described above. The concentration coursework also illustrates the application of the NBPTS propositions as shown in the chart below.

The English concentration requirements fit the National Council of Teachers of English standards and they are similar to the standards of the North Dakota Professional Teachers. Among its published injunctions to English teachers, NCTE includes the statement that English teachers must "present a vision of literacy education that encompasses the use of print, oral, and visual language and addresses six interrelated English language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visual representation."

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(2) The programís advanced content area specialization study provides for breadth in the field or for detailed study of one or more specialized aspects of the field, and for access to new research and developments. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Among its published injunctions to English teachers, NCTE includes the statement that English teachers must "present a vision of literacy education that encompasses the use of print, oral, and visual language and addresses six interrelated English language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visual representation." In the English concentration courses we will strive to include the development of these components as evidenced by the courses available to the candidates.

B. ADVANCED STUDY IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

(2) The program requires advanced study of curriculum theory, design, and delivery. The program uses varied performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and abilities to apply that knowledge.

In regard to fulfilling the curriculum component of our graduate students' education, several of the classes will play an important part in meeting the considerations of curriculum.

ENGL 515 Professional Issues and Methods (3)
ENGL 525 Topics in English Pedagogy (3)
ENGL 526 Practical Approaches to Teaching Writing (3),br> ENGL 535 Topics in Teaching Literature (3)
ENGL 536 Enriching Reading in Content Areas (3)
ENGL 545 Topics in Teaching Writing (3)

Assessment of the graduate students' learning will be chiefly gleaned from the papers or projects they generate in regard to curriculum issues. These will be required in every class they take, as mentioned above.

(3) The program requires advanced study of multiple means of assessing and evaluating diverse studentsí learning. The program uses varied performance assessments of candidatesí understanding and abilities to apply that knowledge.

Since many of the course offerings focus on the practical issues of pedagogy the candidate will learn about and have a chance to apply innovations in assessment of learning and with the course on global issues in the core will have an increased awareness of diversity issues.