Master Of Arts In Teaching, English Education (Secondary)

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WGU provides three pathways for entrance into our Master of Arts in Teaching programs. Pathway 1 is completion of a related degree and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Pathway 2 is completion of an unrelated degree with sufficient coursework in the content area of the intended area of licensure and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Pathway 3 is a GPA of 2.0-2.49, passing Basic Skill Exam scores, and a completion of a related degree OR completion of sufficient coursework in the content area of the intended area of licensure. The specific requirements for admission via each pathway into the Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education (Secondary) program are outlined below. The degree or coursework necessary to meet these requirements must be completed prior to admission.


PATHWAY 1 – Completion of related degree 

English (Secondary) UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE DEGREE COMPLETION  

AREA
CONTENT REQUIREMENT
English
Proof of completion of an UG or GR  degree in English/Liberal Arts or related content area
 
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or state GPA requirement if higher)  or competency-based equivalent

  

OR

PATHWAY 2 – Completion of unrelated degree with qualifying coursework

  • Must be college-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution in the United States as determined by the Department of Education.
  • A grade point of 2.0 (C) for each course submitted is required, in addition to meeting a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (or state GPA requirement if higher).

English (Secondary) Content Requirements 

AREA

30 Hours Coursework required in Major area as defined below

Language & Communication


1 course Linguistics
2 courses Writing
1 course Presentation
Cultural Studies
1 course Cultural Studies
Literature Studies
2 courses Literature Studies
Additional English & Literature Studies
Remaining course hours


OR

PATHWAY 3 – Passing scores on the WGU program required Basic Skills Exam

English (Secondary) BSE AND Related content degree completion OR completion of related coursework 

AREA

CONTENT REQUIREMENT

English
Passing scores on the WGU program required Basic Skills Exam

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (or state GPA requirement if higher) or competency-based equivalent

Completion of content requirements of Pathway 1 OR Pathway 2