Wayne State College

English Education Master's Degree

Classes for the English Education Master's Program

Classes for the English education master's degree program are available online. This is a 36-hour program that results in a master of science in education (MSE) in curriculum and instruction-instructional leadership with an emphasis in English education. The following is a typical program of study for this degree:

Professional education core: 12 hours

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

English concentration: 24 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 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.