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Combined Degree Requirements

The English (BA) offers three options:

    English (BA)/English (MA)
    English (BA)/Writing and Publishing (MA)
    English (BA)/Secondary Education English (MEd)

English (BA)/English (MA)

Students apply to this program in the last quarter of their junior-year status; interested students should meet with the Director of the program earlier in the year.  Applicants must be English majors, have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in English and 3.30 overall, and have completed a minimum of four English literature courses, two of which must be core classes, and at least one of the four should be at the 300-level.  Students in this program take twelve graduate credit hours in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate English requirements.  For information on applying to this program, please check the English Department BA/MA Combined Degree webpage.

English (BA)/Writing and Publishing (MA)

Students apply to this program in the last quarter of their junior-year status; interested students should meet with the Director of the program.  Applicants must be English majors, have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in English and 3.30 overall, and have completed ENG 201 and two creative writing workshops, at least one of which must be at the 300-level. Students in this program take twelve graduate credit hours in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate and graduate program requirements.  For information on applying to this program, please visit the English Department BA/MA Combined Degree webpage.

English (BA)/Secondary Education English (MEd)

The TEACH Program combines a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) undergraduate English major with a graduate level College of Education (COE) Masters in Education Program.  Students graduate with a BA in English and a MEd in Education with State of Illinois Secondary English Language Arts licensure.   

The program allows undergraduate students to share credit earned through their English major courses with the English content area required for the MEd. Undergraduates may apply to the program during the spring of their junior year.  They must complete the Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria--e.g., completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA.  In senior year, students must complete the TEACH capstone course, TCH 390, and three 400-level education courses that apply toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees:​

A full description of the TEACH Program is found in the College of Education graduate course catalog.  English Majors interested in the TEACH Program should consult Dr. Carolyn Goffman, TEACH Program Advisor for English.  ​

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