I'm currently working on a term project--for my MAT program in Secondary English Education--that seeks to explore incongruities between secondary English education and English in academia (college and university settings). In particular, I'm interested in the stigma attached to Secondary English Ed programs within the larger context of university and college settings. I'd like to explore the implications that this stigma has for both teaching and learning: how does this affect the college-level learning atmosphere and pre-service teachers? (How) does this stigma later translate in classroom practice? If anyone has any thoughts, contradictions, etc. on the above issues, please post! Thank you!