Jul 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Secondary English [MAT]


The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary English Concentration is a 41 credit-hour program that leads to initial teaching certification in high school English and grades 6-12. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in English, or an English related field, who wish to earn teacher certification with the State of Michigan.

Program Admission


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
  • Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meet 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.
  • 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 | Wendy Burke, Ph.D., Department Head | 313 Porter, 734.487.3260, wburke1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


John Staunton, Ph.D., Professor, 612 Pray Harrold, 734.487.4220, jstaunto@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 41 hours