In today’s schools, teaching English is challenging, rewarding—and essential to the future of our economy and democratic society. Students, parents, and the public ask us to teach students to think critically, to read with insight and to write well, and to become skilled in rapidly changing communication and information technologies. With a focus on both literature and writing, Elmhurst’s graduate program in English studies will prepare you to meet the high expectations placed on teachers in today’s classrooms. The program is designed specifically for teachers of English, though it also attracts professionals in library science, corporate communications, and related fields. You’ll deepen your knowledge of literary study. You’ll examine the literature of cultural diversity and conduct independent scholarly research. And you’ll prepare to teach students to think critically, to read with insight and to write well, and to become skilled in rapidly changing communication and information technologies. This is an eight-course, 32-hour program that respects the realities of the teacher’s life. Classes meet in the evenings, and you can complete the program in two years of part-time work. Graduate study has rarely been more personal, practical, and powerful.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission