MAT: English Education Emphasis (30 credit hours)

*This master's program is for those who are in the education field; if you are not, please see the MA English program.

The MAT program is designed for students who want a master’s degree that allows them to focus on both English content and education.  The program is tailored to students who want to not only earn an advanced degree in the discipline of English, and also want to apply their knowledge of English to a teaching career in a secondary or postsecondary classroom.  Thus, students will work closely with both English and Education faculty to accomplish the goals of this dual-focused program.  Students in the program will complete 12 credits of education coursework, 15 credits of English coursework, three elective credits, and a final project that displays mastery of both content areas. 

Education core — 12 hours

  • SRM   600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
  • EDF    619 Pluralism in Education (3)
  • EDF    664 Current Issues in Instruction and Assessment Practices (3)
  • EDF    685 Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

English core — 15 hours

ENG 600 Introduction to Graduate Study (3)

British Literature (3): Select one

  • ENG 623 Old English (3)
  • ENG 624 Middle English (3)
  • ENG 625 Studies in the Renaissance (3)
  • ENG 626 Studies in the Restoration & Eighteenth Century (3)
  • ENG 627 British Romantic Literature (3)
  • ENG 628 Studies in the Victorian Period (3)
  • ENG 629 20th Century British Literature (3)

American Literature (3): Select one

  • ENG 630 American Literature to the Civil War (3)
  • ENG 631 Studies in American Literature Civil War to WW1 (3)
  • ENG 632 American Literature WW1 to Present (3)

Advanced Composition (3): Select one

  • EED 541 Methods and Materials for Teaching Composition in the Secondary School (3)
  • ENG 640 History and Theory of Rhetoric (3)
  • ENG 641 Studies in Composition Research and Pedagogy (3)

Theory or Language: Select one

  • ENG 633 Studies in Linguistics (3)
  • ENG 638 Literary Criticism and Theory (3)
  • ENG 642 Film Theory and Analysis (3)

Elective Credits — 3 hours

The elective credits are selected in consultation with the candidate’s program advisor to ensure appropriateness to the degree.  Elective credits may be taken at the either the 500 or 600 levels.

Final Project

As evidence of mastery of English and Education content, students seeking the M.A.T with an English Education emphasis will be required to produce a scholarly essay of a minimum of 25 pages that incorporates content from the two foci of the program.  In addition, students will be required to append a brief yet complete unit plan of a minimum of five lessons that exhibits the content of the essay as a topic for classroom practice.

There will be no formal presentation of this project, and students do not need to assemble an advisory committee.  However, students are encouraged to work with the appropriate faculty in English and Education as they revise and develop further their original essay.  Students will be required to submit a prospectus to Drs. Joseph Chaves and Jeri Kraver on completion of their course work and in anticipation of the submission of their project.  Drs. Chaves and Kraver will evaluate the final project. 

Financial Aid-

For further information, please contact Office of Financial Aid

Phone 970-351-2502

Fax 970-351-3737

Carter Hall Room 1005

Greeley, CO 80639


For inquiries regarding admissions, please contact Program Coordinator Dr. Jeri Kraver

Application information

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