Master of Education

MEd with a concentration in Teaching English

Get that job with TU’s College Credit Plus teaching foundation in English, and share your love of the subject with a whole new audience. Explore literature, learn how to develop creative potential and, with a few more hours, qualify to get your master’s of education.

Graduate Program Tabs

There is a national shortage of College Credit Plus (CCP) teachers. In 2015, the State of Ohio implemented the new CCP program and mandated that all public higher education organizations must provide college-level classes to high school students. More than 52,000 Ohio high school students took college classes during the 2015-2016 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements and collectively saving more than $110 million on college tuition.*

Tiffin University now offers an online master’s of education that enables you to become credentialed so you can teach students enrolled in College Credit Plus classes.

The English concentration:

  • Explores both canonical and contemporary literature
  • Develops creative potential
  • Supports those who wish to teach at the high school or community college level

With CCP, participants can earn 18 credit hours of graduate coursework and meet credentialing standards for teaching college courses in just seven or 14 weeks. After completion, a Master of Education degree can be earned with only 12 additional credits at TU.

All courses are online, allowing teachers to continue work while earning credit, and without a travel time commitment to a university. 

 

*https://www.ohiohighered.org/press/more_52000_ohio_high_school_students_...


Teaching English Concentration 18 hours

  • ENG515 Teaching College English
  • ENG561 British Literature
  • ENG562 American Literature
  • ENG563 World Literature
  • ENG564 Literary Theory

One of the following five courses

  • ENG541 Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story
  • ENG542 Creative Writing Workshop: The Novel
  • ENG543 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • ENG544 Creative Writing: Genre Writing
  • ENG645 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENG641 Teaching Rhetoric and Composition

Core Curriculum 12 hours

  • EDU532 Diversity in Education
  • EDU536 Philosophy of Education
  • EDU541/510 Educational Research
  • EDU611 Psychology & Sociology of Learning
  • EDU615 Ethical and Legal Issues in Education
  • EDU680 ePortfolio Capstone Project

Total MEd 30 hours
 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Teaching College English (ENG515) - This course will investigate both theoretical and practical issues related to teaching First-Year composition. Topics will include developing effective syllabi, identifying and articulating learning objectives, designing effective writing assignments, assessing college writing, understanding and creating rubrics, and developing an effective critique process. Students will develop a portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy, syllabi, and sample lesson plans. The final assignment will be the development of a syllabus with a paper explaining the rationale for that syllabus in terms of pedagogical goals for the course and best teaching practices.

Survey of British Literature (ENG5613) - This course surveys canonical texts in British literature from Beowulf to the twentieth century in a variety of genres, including but not limited to poetry, drama, short stories, novels, utopian literature, and manifestos. Authors and works may include, but are not limited to, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Sydney, Shakespeare, Dryden, Milton, Pope, Swift, Wollstonecraft, the Romantics, Austen, Dickens, the Brontës, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Wilde, and the Modernists.

Survey of American Literature (ENG5623) - This course surveys canonical texts in American literature from the Native American period to the present in a variety of genres, including but not limited to poetry, drama, short stories, and novels. Authors and works may include, but are not limited to, early Native American literature, literature from the period of Spanish colonization, British colonial-era literature, nineteenth-century literature, American modernism, sixties literature, and contemporary American literature. Authors and movements may include Bradstreet, Freneau, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Eliot, Pound, H.D., Djuna Barnes, Salinger, Updike, Pynchon, Oates, Erdrich, Dillard, literature of the Puritan era, Transcendentalism, Realism, the Harlem Renaissance, Modernism, the Beat Poets, and 60s literature.

Testimonials

  • "I chose Tiffin University because I heard so many great things about it from other students. Now that I am here, I am very happy. TU has numerous resources on campus, such as the Pfeiffer Library and Student Success Center. These places offer assistance for all of my academic needs."

         - Ali Alshehri, Saudi Arabia

  • "The aspects of Tiffin University that I really like include low tuition cost and the fact that there are generous scholarships available for international students. Tiffin’s quiet atmosphere makes it easy to concentrate on your studies, but the surrounding cities have plenty to explore including a vibrant entertainment scene.”

    - Xin Guo, China

  • "I chose TU because of its reputation for excellence, national recognition, many extracurricular opportunities and because it offers in a small, diverse college environment. I have learned the significance of academics, leadership, diversity, communication, and relationships. TU allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to lead and inspire. It has prepared me to make wise and imperative decisions that will benefit me in my career and my life.”

    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

  • "TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”

    – Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016

  • "Tiffin University was my top choice when searching for colleges. I knew with nationally recognized Criminal Justice Programs, I would receive the best education for my future career goals. Because my undergraduate experience was so positive and rewarding, I have pursued my Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at TU working as a graduate assistant for First-Year Programs. As a GA, I have been able to give back to an institution that has given so much to me and my fellow classmates. Go Dragons!”

    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

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