Professional Pedagogy and Research
School Administration and Counseling
School of Education
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
MA English Education
Director: Dr. Roger Ladd
Coordinator, Graduate English Education
Ofice: Dial Humanities 104A
The curriculum in the Master of Arts in English Education affirms the richness of language and literature produced by diverse groups. Thus, the program offers courses in language, literacy, literature, and pedagogy. Core courses and electives within a chosen emphasis expand students' personal, intellectual, and professional horizons through classroom experiences and opportunities for travel.
In-service teachers who are admitted with initial licensure will be recommended for the North Carolina M license in English upon successful completion of the program. The UNCP Graduate Program in English Education is approved by the Department of Public Instruction for Advanced Licensure in English and is one of the few programs in the state offering courses leading to add-on ESL licensure. Furthermore, program goals and objectives are aligned with National Board Certification standards.
College graduates with backgrounds in English or related fields who are admitted to the program seek advanced knowledge and skills in language, literacy, and literature for various personal and professional proposes, including preparation to teach in community colleges.
Through graduate course work, candidates for the Master of Arts in English Education acquire, extend, synthesize, apply, and reflect upon their knowledge, expertise, and experience in language, literacy, literature, and pedagogy. The culminating product of the graduate experience is a Capstone Portfolio and Presentation, in which the candidate demonstrates a clearly articulated, coherent philosophy of teaching literacy and literature. This philosophy demonstrates the candidate's proficiency in those areas that constitute program goals:
1. Instructional Expertise
2. Knowledge of Learners
4. Content Knowledge
5. Professional Reflection, Development, and Leadership
Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2008
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