English Education BSEd/English Education MEd

Graduates of the B.S.Ed. program in English Education are in high demand for positions in schools both in Georgia and across the United States. Upon completion of the M.Ed., students will be eligible for a stepped pay increase within most Georgia school systems and will be able to use graduate credits toward recertification. Further, endorsement credits allow for expanded teaching opportunities and responsibilities within public secondary school faculties. Because the M.Ed. coursework is online, this program will support students' ongoing learning no matter where their first year of teaching takes them (geographically).

Admission to Program

B.S.Ed. in English Education students will apply to the dual degree pathway by April 1 of the spring term of year three/junior year of study. At this point, they will be close to completing two required courses with the program, allowing faculty to have insight into their performance and allowing the student to have a greater sense of what teacher education coursework entails. (Note: Program admission into the B.S.Ed. program is competitive and will have occurred in the preceding fall term.) Application to the dual degree pathways will occur by B.S.Ed. English Education students’ completing an interest form distributed by faculty at the start of the spring term. Applications will be due no later than April 1. Program faculty will then interview each interested candidate by April 15. Interviews will explore the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for interest in the program. Questions will also include reflection on their progress and learning within the two spring program courses. Faculty will rate each candidate using a holistic rubric. Students who receive at least a 3 (out of 4 possible points) in the interview, who have earned at least a B+ average in the two spring required LLED courses, and who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.0 will be admitted into the dual degree pathway.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

LLED 6400: Planning and Instruction (course number effective Fall 2018) - 3 credits LLED 6430: Teaching Adolescent Readers in ELA Classrooms (course number effective Fall 2018) - 3 credits LLED 6490: Digital Tools and Social Media in ELA (course number effective Fall 2018) - 3 credits LLED 6462: Student Teaching Seminar - 3 credits

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Admission to the B.S.Ed, EE program. Successful completion of spring term practicum experiences embedded in LLED 4450 and LLED 4480.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply for admission to the graduate school no later than September 1 of their senior year. Admission to the graduate degree program will require a 3.0 GPA and satisfactory GRE score. (Note: If a student has a GPA of 3.0 or higher after 60 hours of coursework, he or she can waive the entrance exam requirement.)

Program Advisor

  • Name: Sara Kajder
  • Email: skajder@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4070
  • Address: 309N Aderhold Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: English Education B.S.Ed.
  • Department/College: Language and Literacy Education

Advising Contact

  • Name: Teacher Prep Lead Advisor
  • Email: coeadvising@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2126
  • Address: 612 Aderhold Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: English Education M.Ed.
  • Department/College: Language and Literacy Education

Advising Contact

  • Name: Sara Kajder
  • Email: skajder@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4070
  • Address: 309N Aderhold Hall