Secondary Licensure Option

As a Master of Arts in English student, you must complete the major’s core requirements and 1 of our 4 options to earn your degree.

Along with a Secondary Licensure Option, we offer:

To pursue your secondary licensure, you must:

  • Be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching (GCT) program in order to take MED 60XX classes
  • Pass the USOE Background Check prior to MENG 5210 Practicum
  • Pass the Praxis exam prior to admission in the GCT
  • Coordinate MED 6880 Student Teaching in Secondary Education through the Student Teaching Office (fall semester student teaching application deadline is January prior to teaching) 

If you’re seeking to fulfill the secondary licensure requirements through the Utah State Office of Education, you must also apply and be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Teaching program. For all requirements related to pursuing secondary licensure, refer to the Graduate Certificate: Secondary Teaching in this catalog and contact the Master of Education Program offices.
 
A minimum of 16 credit hours will be required from the GCT for licensure. Credit taken in the GCT will meet elective requirements for the 33 credit hour minimum in Master of Arts in English Program.

Core Requirements for the 2019-20 Catalog

Core Research Methods

MENG 6010 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3) 

One course in the following areas (2 courses)

Core Literature 

MENG 6030* Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
MENG 6610* Advanced Studies in Genres (2–3)
MENG 6710* Variable Topics (2–3)

Core Seminars

MENG 6510 Seminars in Eminent Writers (2–3)
MENG 6520 Seminar in Shakespeare (3)

* May be repeated for elective credit with different content.

Secondary Licensure Option

Literature

One (1) of the following courses (may also be used to fulfill the Core Literature requirement) 
MENG 6030 Studies in Literary Theory and Criticism (3) 
MENG 6610 Advanced Studies in Genres (2–3) 
MENG 6710 Variable Topics (2–3)

Seminars

One (1) of the following courses (may be used to also fulfill the Core Seminars)
MENG 6510 Seminar in Eminent Writers (2-3) 
MENG 6520* Seminar in Shakespeare (3) 

*Strongly recommended

Linguistics

One (1) of the following courses 
MENG 6310 Language and Linguistics for Teachers (3) 
MENG 6410 Strategies and Methodology of Teaching ESL/Bilingual (3)

Writing

One (1) of the following courses 
MENG 6110 Writing for Teachers (3) 
MENG 6230 Wasatch Range Writing Project Summer Institute (1-6)

Seminars in Literature

One (1) course in two of the following seminars (6 credit hours) 
MENG 6240 Seminar in American Literature: Variable Title (3) 
MENG 6250 Seminar in British Literature: Variable Title (3) 
MENG 6260 Seminar in World Literature: Variable Title (3)

Secondary Licensure Teaching MED 6060 must be taken prior to MENG 5210/6120; MENG 5210 and MENG 6120 must be taken concurrently. It is strongly recommended that MENG 6110 or MENG 6230 be taken prior to MENG 6120/6861. 

MENG 6120 Teaching Traditional and Contemporary Young Adult Literature (4)
MENG 6861 Practicum in Secondary English Education (2)

Master of Arts in English students pursuing secondary licensure must also:

  • be admitted to the GCT Program in order to take MED 60XX classes
  • pass the USOE Background Check prior to MENG 5210 Practicum
  • pass the Praxis exam prior to admission in the GCT Program
  • coordinate MED 6880 Student Teaching in Secondary Education through the Student Teaching Office.
  • Fall student teaching application deadline is January prior to teaching.

Possible schedule to meet these requirements in 6 semesters

Fall semester

MED 6050 (3) Curriculum Design
MENG 6010 (3) Introduction to Graduate Studies
MENG 6110 (3) Writing for Teachers
9 credit hours

Spring semester

MED 6110 (3) Introduction to Classroom Management
MENG 5210 (2) Practicum in Teaching English
MENG 6120 (4) Teaching Trad/Contemp YA Lit
9 credit hours

Summer semester

MED 6020 (2) Diversity in Education
MED 6265 Foundations of Inclusive Teaching (2)
MENG 6520 (3) Seminar in Shakespeare
7 credit hours

Fall semester

MED 6060 (2) Instructional Strategies
MED 6320 (3) Content Area Literacy Instruction
MED 6229 (2) Instructional Tech for Pre-Service Teachers
7 credit hours

Spring semester

MENG 6410 (3) Strategies and Methodology of Teaching ESL
MENG 62X0 (3) Seminar in Literature
MENG 6XXX (3) Literature (6030 or 6610 or 6710)
9 credit hours

Fall semester

MED 6880 (6) Student Teaching in Secondary Ed
MENG 62X0 (3) Seminar in Literature
9 credit hours

Total: 50 credit hours