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English Education

The Master of Science in Education with a specialization in English Education focuses on training educators in the areas of writing and literature. This specialization provides educators with contemporary knowledge in both oral and written communication, as well as in-depth study of twentieth century literary authors. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
CUR 526  Educational Research for Practitioners 3
*ENG 521  Methods for Teaching Middle School and Secondary English 3
ENG 600 Recent Directions in Oral Communications 3
ENG 605 Recent Directions in Language Learning 3
ENG 615 Recent Directions in Expository Writing 3
ENG 625 Recent Directions in Creative Writing 3
ENG 635 Recent Directions in Adolescent Literature 3
**ENG 645 Recent Directions in the Analysis of Literature 3
ENG 699 Applied Professional Experience in English Education 3
ENG 650 Many Voices in Contemporary American Literature 3
ENG 665 Many Voices in Contemporary World Literature 3
ENG 675 Voices in Twentieth Century British Literature 3


*ENG 521 is the prerequisite course which must be passed before students can enroll in ENG 605, ENG 615 and ENG 645.

**ENG 645 is the prerequisite course which must be passed before students can enroll in ENG 635, ENG 650, ENG 665, and ENG 675.

The applied professional experience is one of many practical applications included in the English education specialization. It is the final step in the completion of the program. Conducted in an appropriate educational setting, candidates will maintain reflective journals and create files of samples of their students’ work and the assessment instruments used to demonstrate achievement of the state professional and content standards. All applied professional experiences are accompanied by portfolios detailing the rationale, process, and evaluation of the project.

Coursework for the master’s in English education is available online. The online delivery option allows international students and those who don’t live near our South Florida campuses to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The distance education option allows busy professionals the option to complete their degrees without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework
  • Successful completion of the Applied Professional Experience, including the portfolio, demonstrating competence with the Educator Accomplished Practices
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Completed application for degree

Students are advised to contact their state department of education or an Enrollment Services Representative (Academic Advisor) to determine if this program is suitable for certification/licensure and their career goals.

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