Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2016-16
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair
First Reading: October 26, 2015
Second Reading: November 23, 2015
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of English – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MA in English Education
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The MA in English Education is a one-year intensive program designed to prepare practicing teachers for careers as exemplary educators and leaders in secondary English language arts instruction in middle and high school classrooms. Students in the MA in English Education program develop a deep understanding of language arts instruction by learning how to access, analyze, and apply teacher research and research-based instructional practices for teaching students in the English language arts in grades 7-12. The program encourages students to employ academic research and inquiry to address inquiry questions they have about their own students’ learning and their own teaching practices.