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The Mathewson School of Education

Master of Science in English Language and Literature


The Mathewson School of Education’s Master of Science (M.S.) program in English Language and Literature is designed to prepare students for careers that play essential roles to the solution of important educational problems, either through theoretical research or applied pedagogy. Our carefully selected concentration at the Master of Science level reflects demands of today’s dynamic and ever-changing job market in the field of education and pedagogy. Our M.S. program in English Language and Literature places emphases on the following subfields of education: philosophy of education, history of American education, teaching methods in humanities, English and American prose and poetry, educational psychology and the role of diversity in American pedagogic culture.
While valuing theoretical, scholastic and academic aspects of the graduate program, our M.S. program in English Language and Literature places greater importance on responding effectively to the diverse learning needs of our national school systems and essential necessities required for the students’ success. Our goal is to help the students work closely with the leading scholars in education and gradually develop their own methodologies and approaches to pedagogy. The Mathewson School of Education’s M.S. programs are designed to create differentiated learning experiences required for success in the 21st century education.


Students who complete five courses, but do not finish the entire curriculum in order to meet graduation requirements for the M.S. degree, and decide to drop out of the program, nevertheless will be awarded a Graduate Certificate instead. In order to earn the Graduate Certificate the student must complete three of the principal courses and two courses either from the concentration or the electives.


The Mathewson School of Education offers more than just the traditional online experience. It combines in-class seminars and examinations with online guidance. It provides its M.S. students with valuable extra-curricular opportunities to exchange ideas with expert educators, participate in international pedagogic seminars and debates, and attend the ESAP – the European Study Abroad Program of Georgian International University which gives our students unique opportunities to study, as well as teach in Europe, and receive full certifications and dual degrees from premier European academic institutions. Although attending the ESAP is not mandatory in this program, it is highly recommended. The ESAP will provide unique opportunities to learn different perspectives on pedagogy and exchange ideas in the global community of teachers and educators.


*Tuition is based on credit hours and is calculated as $US 250.00 per credit hour

Principle Course Credits
EDU 505 English Literature: Romanticism 3
EDU 555 American History and Anthropology 3
EDU 510 History of American Education 3
EDU 500 Philosophy of Education 3
EDU 515 American Literature: 19th Century New England 3
Concentration Courses Credits
ENG 550 Poetry I: Tennyson, Browning, Arnold 3
ENG 545 Poetry II: Riley, Byron, Keats 3
EDU 591 Chaucer, Spenser and Milton 3
EDU 550 Diversity and American Culture 3
EDU 595 Shakespeare 3
EDU 530 Methods of Teaching 3
EDU 580 Educational Psychology 3
ENG 540 English Prose: Hardy, Dickens, Bronte, Thackeray 3
EDU 560 Teaching Methods in Humanities 3
EDU 598 Effective Communication in Education 3
Total Credits & Tuition Cost 48 $12,000.00


We admit M.S. students on a quarterly basis. The Mathewson School of Education welcomes international students, as well as transfer students from reputable schools of good academic standing into its M.S. programs.


  1. A transcript(s) with undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or instead a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test score of 550 on the verbal and 600 on the quantitative portion. In some cases Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be also acceptable.
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation from the school(s) previously attended.
  3. TOEFL score for international students.


6 Education or English Credits
3 History Credits

Prior undergraduate or graduate courses in which a grade of B- or higher was attained can be used to meet the prerequisites of the program. Areas in which the student does not have prior coursework can have the necessary requirements met by taking the following foundation courses at Georgian International University:

EDU 350 – Introduction to Pedagogy
EDU 360 – American History
ENG 300 – Essential English Literature

Truly exceptional applicants, who do not meet the enrollment requirements, still may be considered for the program. They must be interviewed in person and evaluated by the Graduate Committee. Taking additional prerequisite courses will be a part of the provisional admission. Prospective applicants must take under consideration that the university rarely makes such exceptions.