MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in English Education


The English area gives students a strong background in reading and writing pedagogy, adolescent literature, and media literacy. We also emphasize lesson planning, curriculum creation and teaching, classroom management, diversity and social equity. 

We prepare candidates to be English teachers and follow the guidelines of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), as well as those of the National Middle School Association (NMSA).

Degree Requirements

This degree program is a completely online masters of education degree in English Education. It requires successful completion of the program requires 30 credit hours: 9 credit hours in the Learning Teaching and Curriculum Core, 12 from the English Education Core, and 9 from electives. At least 16 credit hours must be at the 8000 level.

More information about the English Education M.Ed. program can be found on the Missouri Online website.

LTC Core Courses9
LTC 8913Curriculum Development3
LTC 8914Culturally Responsive Pedagogy3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction1
LTC 8915Classroom Research-Learning, Teaching and Curriculum2
English Education Core Courses12
LTC 8641Foundations of English Education3
LTC 8640Studies in English Education3
LTC 8636Teaching Literature3
LTC 8617Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Classroom3
ENGLSH 7100Genres3
ENGLSH 7140Modern Literature3
ENGLSH 7179Comparative Approaches to Literature, 1890-Present3
ENGLSH 7220Renaissance and 17th-Century English Literature3
ENGLSH 731019th-Century American Literature3
ENGLSH 7510Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction3
ENGLSH 7530Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry3
ENGLSH 7611The Story of English: Medieval to Modern3
LTC 8618Writing, Reading and Teaching Nonfiction3
LTC 8619Media Literacy3
LTC 8638Critical Literacy3
LTC 8900Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading, Writing, Teaching the Graphic Novel)3
LTC 8681Guiding all Readers Toward Independence3
LTC 8687Literacy and the Internet (Grades K-12)3
LTC 8675Foundations of Reading Instruction3
ESC_PS 7160Child and Adolescent Development in Schools3
IS_LT 9467Technology to Enhance Learning3
ED_LPA 7428Curriculum Leadership3
Consult your advisor for additional electives that match your interests and needs.

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Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MEd in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

The LTC graduate program cannot assure admission to all applicants who meet minimum standards specified for the degree program. Resource constraints do not permit the admission of all qualified applicants.

A committee of faculty reviews the credentials of each applicant. It is the responsibility of this committee to exercise professional judgment related to the criteria that applicants must meet in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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