Wayne State College

English Education Master's Degree

Courses for the English Education Master's Program

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/English Education
Credit hours: 33-36

All courses are available online. Students will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the English focus area, and optional electives.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16  (3) 
  • EDU 674 History and Philosophy of Education (3)

English concentration: 21-24 credit hours

We encourage students to use your graduate program of study to gain a broad-based education. Beyond the required hours in education, you will select from a rotation of seminars in English literature, creative writing, criticism, linguistics, and related topics.

Electives: 0-3 credit hours

Classes level 600 or above.


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Learn more about State Authorization and Reciprocity.