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Northwest Missouri State University

M.S.Ed. in English

The M.S. Ed. in English is for students seeking Teaching Certification along with a graduate degree. A member of the graduate faculty in Education will serve as the major advisor for M.S. Ed. students, and the English graduate advisor will serve as the subject area advisor.

Students seeking the M.S. Ed. will complete the Department of Language, Literature, and Writing portfolio and oral defense as well as the required final assessment for the Department of Language, Literature, and Writing. These will be evaluated separately.

M.S.Ed degree; 32 hours
Required Courses Hours
Ed 61-695 Philosophy of Education 3
Ed 61-649     OR Issues in Education
Ed 61-682 Methods of Educational Research 2
Ed 61-683 Research Paper 1
Ed 61-650 Improvement of Teaching 3
Ed 61-651 Seminar and Practicum in Teaching 3
Eng 10-501 Writing, Language, & Pedagogy 3
Eng 10-610 Intro to Practical & Theoretical Criticism 3
Eng 10-698 Problems in Teaching Literature & Composition 3
Eng 10-580      OR Methods in Secondary School English
Advised Eng Electives 5-6
Approved Electives 6
Total Hours Required 32-33

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If you would like further information, feel free to call Dr. Jenny Rytting at 660.562.1741 or email her at