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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary English Concentration

Revised Program, effective Fall 2016

The MAT - English concentration is a full time, 41 credit-hour program that leans to initial teaching certification in high school English and grades 6-8. The program is designed for qualified students to begin in the summer semester and finish at the end of the following summer semester. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in English, or an English related field, who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certificate.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  • Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL; 
  • Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program;
  • Request and have submitted two letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship.
  • Pass on all sections of the MTTC Basic Skills Test;
  • Freedom from civil/criminal convictions, academic probation, or administrative probation; ICHAT Criminal Background Check and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions; For any civil/criminal conviction provide a copy of Judgment of Sentence, Registrar of Actions, or Certificate of Conviction and a written explanation of the offense; Applications of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.
  • Students may be required to have the equivalent of a teachable minor to earn a teaching certificate from the State of Michigan. See College of Education advisor.
  • An undergraduate degree in English or English-related field from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of 28 semester hours in English, or English-related, coursework that includes all of the following:
    • Children’s Literature
    • Literature
    • Linguistics
    • Composition or Creative Writing

Department Information:

Teacher Education - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Department Head

313 Porter
(734) 487-3260

Department Website

Advisor Information:

W. Douglas Baker, Ph.D.

English Language & Literature Department
612 Pray-Harrold
(734) 487-4220

Degree Requirements: 41 hours