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English Education

English Education

English Education M.Ed.

The English Education graduate program at University of Oklahoma has a long, rich history of excellence and high visibility. Graduates of our master's degree and our integrated master's degree plus certification programs are in demand as K-12 teachers of English, reading, and writing in Oklahoma and throughout the nation. Some graduates take administrative posts in K-12 school districts or with consulting groups who specialize in teacher professional development.



Core: 12 hours

  • Studies in Teaching and Learning (3 hours)           
  • Studies in Cultural Diversity (3 hours)           
  • Research (6 hours)
Concentration: 21-24 hours
Culminating Experience: 0-3 hours

Thesis: EDUC 5980
Non-Thesis: EDUC 6930 or EDUC 5972 

Visit the Course Catalog for course descriptions.

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Students in the Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Master's Program take courses in:

  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Cultural Diversity,
  • Research Methodology, and
  • the Specialization Areas in which they are admitted.

The master's degree requires completion of 36 semester credit hours of graduate coursework. Approximately 15 hours of coursework are taken as part of the course instructional requirement.  The remaining credit hours will be completed in the specialty area.  All students must successfully complete a thesis, project, or comprehensive examination.

The thesis option requires a written paper and oral defense as fulfillment of the final evaluation.  The project will require a written paper that will be a descriptive problem related to the individual's professional field.  Projects will be evaluated by the area faculty.  Comprehensive examination questions will be determined and evaluated by area faculty.

Applicants for programs leading to the Master of Education degree in the Department of Instructional Leadership must present the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Science in any discipline as conferred by the University of Oklahoma or the equivalent, and meet all the prerequisites for graduate courses.

Prospective students are encouraged to seek additional information by contacting the college graduate programs officer, Mike Jenkins, or the department chair, Dr. Kristy Brugar.

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