College of Education *
College of Education *

Specialization in English


Graduate Studies in English/ Literacy/ Education
Graduate Program options in English, Literacy, Speech Communication and Theatre Education provide advanced study opportunities for individuals planning to conduct research and to teach at the university, community college, senior high, middle/junior high, or elementary school levels with specialization in aspects of English language arts curriculum, teaching, student learning, and/or teacher education. As part of their programs, candidates typically build their backgrounds in supporting academic discipline areas (e.g., literature, written communication, language, theater, speech communication, rhetoric, media literacy, and/or reading) as well as deepen their professional knowledge and abilities in teaching, student learning, assessment, technology, curriculum design, and teacher development. 

Program options include a specialization for experienced ELA teachers within the M.Ed. Teacher Leadership track, an MA specialization, and doctoral level specializations for both the Ph.D. A new M.Ed. option which emphasizes teaching and learning in middle school education is under development. In all options, candidates have the opportunity, with the guidance of a program advisor, to design their programs to meet their specific professional goals. 

Faculty members include Joseph L. McCaleb (Ph.D., University of Texas), and Wayne H. Slater (Ph.D., University of Minnesota). 

ENGLISH, LITERACY, EDUCATION Specialization Area
                

EDCI Department Core: (minimum 18 credits)
All EDCI doctoral students must meet the Department Core Requirements.

Specialty Courses: (minimum 15 credits)
            Recommended: EDCI 640, EDCI 642, EDCI 644, EDCI 673, EDCI 740, EDCI 741, EDCI 745, EDCI 840, EDCI 841
Other courses may be taken with advisor approval from following departments: English, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, American Studies, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Communication, Linguistics, History, Classics, Theater, Film, Hearing and Speech, Journalism, Human Development, or Philosophy.

Electives:  (minimum 15-21 credits)
Other courses may be taken with advisor approval from the following departments:  Curriculum and Instruction, English, Comparative Literature, Anthropology, American Studies, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Communication, Linguistics, History, Classics, Theater, Film, Hearing and Speech, Journalism, Human Development, or Philosophy.

Dissertation Research:  (minimum 12 credits- Ph.D.) EDCI 899
                                   

Minimum - 60 credits beyond master’s degree

For course titles and descriptions, please see the University of Maryland Graduate Catalog