Department of English
The English Department currently offers four opportunities for post-baccalaureate education. Within the department students may obtain a Master of Arts degree that focuses on literatures in English. In conjunction with the College of Education, students may obtain an M.Ed. degree with a concentration in English or an M.Ed. with a concentration in TESOL. A graduate-level program leading to ESL endorsement is also available.
The M.A. in English
The Master of Arts in English is a program intended to provide students with advanced studies in the various literatures written originally in English (with occasional supplementary literature in translation). Thus, the program concentrates on the range of literature produced in the English language, regardless of nationality or dialect. British, American, and Anglophone literatures are studied with emphases upon literary history, history of genre, close analysis of individual authors and themes, cultural context, and critical theory . . . More
ESL Endorsement Program
M.Ed TESOL Program
These degree programs focus on linguistic theory, educational research, and practical applications of classroom methodology to educate and train students who desire to either obtain state ESL certification or a M.Ed. in TESOL. By integrating both theory and practice, these programs appeal to both local teachers and students who wish to become ESL professionals and international students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in order to teach English in their home country . . . More
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