​The combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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 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) Master’s in Education Program.  Students graduate with a BA in English and an MEd in Education with State of Illinois Secondary English Language Arts licensure.  This combined degree program of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Health, and the College of Education was collaboratively developed, and is governed and taught by faculty from these units. 
 
Students may apply to the Program during the spring of their junior year.  They must complete the Junior Year Experiential Learning course, TCH 320, and meet other application criteria prior to applying; these include completion of at least 16 quarter credit hours at DePaul and a 3.0 GPA.  During their senior year, students are required to complete a Program capstone course, TCH 390and three 400-level courses that count toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees:

​The following English content-area requirements may be fulfilled either as part of the English major or as open electives (for licensure, a grade of C or better is required in each course used to fulfill one of these requirements):

  • Two 300-level literature electives* chosen from:
  • Five of the courses used to meet the requirements above must be at the 300-level.

The Master’s year comprises teacher-preparation coursework that culminates with student teaching during spring quarter.  Upon graduation and the fulfillment of State of Illinois Licensure requirements (which may require some additional course work in the student’s major and related fields), students are eligible to be licensed to teach English at the 9th-12th grade levels. 
 
A full description of the Program can be found on the College of Education website in the graduate course catalog.  Students interested in the Program should consult Dr. Robert Meyer, TEACH Program Advisor for English.  ​​​​​