MAE: English Education

Master of Arts in Education: Specialty Area Requirements

Secondary English

All applicants to the Secondary English MAE program will provide an application package that presents evidence of their development of the necessary knowledge, skills, and disposition to become successful teachers of English.

Components of the application package are:

  • a completed application for admission to the Truman Graduate Program, including:
    • transcript
    • a personal statement
    • at least three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from an English professor
  • a reflective portfolio – submitted to Dr. Barbara Price, Secondary English Program Director
  • an interview

Applicants can demonstrate appropriate development of knowledge, skills, and disposition in a variety of ways.  In general, however, criteria for admission include:

  • Required: 2.75 GPA overall
  • Required: 2.75-3.0 Education GPA
  • Required: 2.75-3.0 English GPA

Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprising the English MAE faculty, the Director of Graduate Studies in English, and faculty representatives from the English and Linguistics BA, BFA, and BS programs.  Each interview will be conducted by the MAE faculty and in some cases other member(s) of the committee.

In addition to informing the admission decision, the components of the application are designed to provide material for formative feedback that will both help applicants make the transition from student to teacher and prepare them to make similar applications for professional positions.

English Education Faculty:


GPA Sheet—English Education

Current as of 1 July 2018

Please see your Education advisor each semester to ensure smooth processing through the program.

Students being certified to teach in Missouri must have a 3.0 or higher GPA overall, a 3.0 GPA or higher in their content area, and a 3.0 GPA or higher in professional classes (mostly education classes).  This GPA sheet was crafted to help students keep track of these three GPA calculations, as well as to aid with advisement and enrollment.  If students have any questions about their GPA, they should meet with their specialty area advisor.

Download GPA Sheet GPA-Chart-English