M.A. - English, Literature for Children and Young Adults; Professional Writing and Editing; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Teaching of Writing
The Master of Arts program in English offers courses in literature research, history, and theory; genre and figure studies; creative and professional writing; linguistics and composition theory; film; and the teaching of writing and literature. Faculty members strive to offer students an understanding of the traditions of literary study and familiarity with the latest multicultural and interdisciplinary approaches. The M.A. in English prepares graduates to pursue opportunities in teaching, professional writing, and further graduate study.
Working closely with their advisors, students design individual programs to meet their interests and goals. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of approaches to the study of literature, language, and writing and to develop their abilities as readers, critics, writers, and teachers. The program requires 30 semester hours of coursework in English, during which students complete and present a thesis or portfolio of their representative work to a faculty review committee.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission