Western New England University

Master of Arts in English for Teachers


1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01119

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in English for Teachers

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in English for Teachers is an inspiring, engaging, and challenging program that emphasizes breadth and depth of subject matter, as it deepens passion for language arts and literature. Not only will you become more immersed and connected to your study, but you will also develop the teaching skills to help your passion and expertise translate in the classroom to inspire your students.

Why Choose Master of Arts in English for Teachers?

The program is an alternative to the traditional choice of a master's degree in education or English, addressing the need for a practically focused graduate English program. By introducing practical tools to help you develop standards-based curricula and assessment, it addresses your pedagogical needs. The curriculum focuses on courses in literature, grammar, reading, and rhetoric related to the practical needs of teachers, and all tied to pedagogy and The Frameworks.

What Will You Study?

The program requires 10 courses (30 credit hours), at least seven of which must be English courses. Students have the option of selecting up to three education courses. The curriculum stresses four competency areas: writing, speaking, reading/studying literature, and contemporary issues in the teaching of English. Course topics include advanced grammar; teaching writing; teaching English in a multicultural classroom, and literary studies in Shakespeare, poetry, and great works of American literature.



Western New England University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $370 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FASFA code (002226)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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