FAQ

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  1. How do I register for classes?
  2. What is the M.A. in English with a concentration in English Education?
  3. When are the courses offered?
  4. Who is the concentration coordinator?
  5. Where can I find the program offices?
  6. How does the MA in English with a concentration in English Education differ from the other concentrations in English?
  7. Can I go ahead and apply for a Ph.D. in English if I have an M.A. in English with a concentration in English Education?

 

How do I register for classes?

Most students register for classes using the University's web-based registration system. If for some reason you are unable to register for a class, please contact the Graduate Coordinator.


 

What is the M.A. in English Education?

The M.A. in English with a concentration in English Education is a master of arts program designed specifically for middle grades and secondary English teachers who hold the NC initial license. The program offers advanced licensure for middle grades and/or high school English teachers.


 

When are the courses offered?

English/Education 6274 is only offered in the Fall Semester. It is typically the first course a student takes in the program. If, however, a student wishes to start the program in the summer session, he/she may take up to six hours before taking English/Education 6274. Those six hours need to be selected in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.

English/Education 6674 is only offered in the Spring Semester. Students typically take this course near the end of the program, just before preparing to research and write the thesis.

All other courses in the program are offered year-round and during times when teachers are able to meet the classes.


 

Who is the Concentration Coordinator?

JuliAnna Ávila
Email: javila1@uncc.edu
 


 

Where can I find the program offices?

The program has offices in English and in Middle/Secondary K-12 Education.
Fretwell: Room 260
College of Education: 321-A


 

How does the MA in English with a concentration in English Education differ from the other concentrations in English?

The M.A. in English does not lead to advanced licensure (the "M" license) for middle and secondary English teachers, whereas the M.A. in English with a concentration in English Education does. The M.A. in English requires 36 hours of advanced study, 30 of which must be in English. The M.A. in English Education requires 36 hours of advanced study, 21 of which must be in English (6 of which are cross-listed with Education) and 6 of which are taken in the College of Education; the remaining hours consist of electives in English or Education and the thesis/project requirement.


 

Can I go ahead and apply for a Ph.D. in English if I have an M.A. in English Education?

For those wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or in English Education, the M.A. in English with a concentration in English Education is well suited for you. If you are thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. in English, you will need to plan your program of study very carefully with the Concentration Coordinator. In order to pursue a Ph.D. in English, you will need to have equivalent coursework for an M.A. in English along with a thesis or project that is suited for advanced study in English Literature, American Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, or Technical Writing. Planning carefully will allow you to sequence your courses so that this option is a possibility.