The Valdosta State University Masters of Arts in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers is an innovative online degree program designed specifically for language arts teachers who wish to expand their content knowledge in the major subfields of the discipline including: literature, composition, rhetoric, linguistics and creative writing. 

Unlike a traditional master’s degree, which is a research degree designed to prepare students for Ph.D. study, our program is designed to provide in-depth content directly applicable to middle grades and secondary language arts education.  From composition theory to the teaching of creative writing to the history of the English language, our curriculum introduces students to the advanced subject matter they need for the challenges of the 21st century language arts classroom.

M.A. in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers

Whether you are seeking opportunities for professional development, certification advancement or an advance in salary, our rigorous program, housed in a premier regional university that also offers a traditional English MA in a regular bricks-and-mortar setting, will provide you with the training you seek in order to succeed professionally.

The curriculum includes advanced courses in composition theory, rhetoric, grammar, second language learners, creative writing, and literature.  Our British, American and multicultural literature courses are intended to provide the kind of deeper content that leads to sophisticated teaching of familiar authors and works but also to the teaching of writers and texts that may be less well known.  Overall, because our curriculum covers every major subfield, we are able to offer a wide range of course offerings.