Wayne State University

English Education

English Education is concerned with the teaching of literature and composition in middle and secondary schools. Programs emphasize practice and research in language, writing, and response to literature. Degree programs in English Education are available at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

Report to Stakeholders - (2015-16)

The Reading, Language & Literature and English Education programs are committed to Wayne State University’s program assessment initiative and the programs document programmatic assessment plans in Compliance Assist, the University’s virtual assessment storehouse.  Faculty in these two programs have articulated programmatic outcomes, are purposefully measuring the extent to which those outcomes are reached, and are actively engaged in efforts to deepen student learning.  Assessment data are collected on an ongoing basis as it pertains to programmatic learning outcomes and, as data are reviewed, course assignments and rubrics are also reviewed and potentially revised.  Stakeholders will be informed of divisional programmatic assessment updates on an annual basis on this website.

Focus in the 2015-2016 academic year was placed on the following outcomes:

  • Doctoral Education
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to analyze and critique existing research in literacy.
  • Educational Specialist
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to analyze and critique existing research in literacy.
  • Master’s Education (RLL)
    • The student will demonstrate the ability to critically examine educational research and connect it to practice.
  • Master’s Education (English Education)
    • Students will begin to recognize the relationship between language, culture and identity and its significance and application for teaching English language arts.