Students must complete thisDegree Planning Sheet (DPS) as a preparatory tool for selecting their POS committee and planning program of study coursework that meets degree requirements. Review the completed DPS and other required POS documentation (if applicable) with your Major Professor and POS committee members. You must also complete and submit for approval the Graduate College online Program of Study and Committee Form (POSC) in your AccessPlus account. All documents and the online POSC Form must be submitted by the announced deadline in the appropriate semester:
2nd semester of coursework for MA graduate assistants (GAs)
Upon completion of 9 POS credit hours for non-GA MA graduate students
Provide a copy of this completed DPS to your Major Professor and POS committee members, and be sure to keep a copy for yourself. Submit this original DPS and POS documentation forms to the Graduate Program Staff Assistant, 227 Ross Hall. Approval of the online POSC Form is required by all POS committee members, the Director of Graduation Education (DOGE), and the Graduate College before you are officially considered to have an approved Program of Study and Committee (POSC).
Students interested in the LTR specialization must be interviewed by Donna Niday (firstname.lastname@example.org); generally, only those with current teaching licenses will qualify for this specialization.
(3 electives from Engl
Dept grad courses in any of the graduate majors; with prior approval as a POS waiver/ equivalency one grad CI course may be used; strongly recommended if planning to teach are Engl 503 and 521; TAs may count Engl 500 or 3 credits of SpCm 513;)
Literature and the Teaching of Reading (LTR) (requires CI 552, CI 553 or CI 556, and CI 588)
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Semester & Year Taking
Engl 699 Engl 599
Thesis Creative Component
Engl 523 or a graduate linguistics course taught in the English Dept may also count as an elective in the area of specialization credits above.
Complete one year or equiv of college-level study in single language with grade of B or higher in second semester, concurrent with MA coursework
Take the placement exam (in German, French, or Spanish) offered by the Dept of WLC and achieve a score certifying proficiency in that language equiv to satisfactory completion of two years at the college level
Nonnative speaker of English: Pass the English Placement Test (EPT) as a grad student at ISU or pass required English classes; if qualify for EPT exemption, the Graduate English Requirement Approval form has been submitted or is attached
Completed and Language
Requirement Form attached
To be completed and
Language Requirement Form will
be submitted by the end of that