ERIC Number: ED027314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations for the Doctorate in English Education.
Haugh, Oscar M., Ed.
Chief officers of the Association of Departments of English, the Modern Language Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 17-18, 1968, to determine what recommendations might be made for doctoral programs in English Education. The conclusions reached were based on surveys of existing programs and the duties of present specialists. It was decided that the doctoral program should prepare recipients of the degree to become supervisors of English programs in elementary and secondary schools, to teach English methods courses in Colleges, to supervise student teachers, and to carry out and direct research. As background for admission, a candidate should have an understanding of the social and behavioral sciences, a fourth-year college-level knowledge of one foreign language and its literature, and at least 2 years' teaching experience at the elementary or secondary level. Administered by a department of education, of English, or both, the program should require the equivalent of 96 semester hours distributed as follows: (1) English composition, language, literature (50% of the work), (2) courses in English Education, e.g., the history of the teaching of English (25%), and (3) practicum experiences in teaching methods courses and writing a dissertation (25%). (JS)
Descriptors: College Programs, Degree Requirements, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Education Courses, Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Education, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Language, Literature, Methods Courses, Professional Education, Teacher Education, Writing (Composition)
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Note: In "Conference on English Education Newsletter," n14, p3-6, February 1969.