Degree Requirements

The program of study in the MA in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers includes 27 hours taken in 9 required courses; 9 hours taken from among 6 elective courses at the 8000-level; and a comprehensive exam (with both oral and written components).  The degree is designed to be completed in as few as 2 years, but students have up to 7 years to complete the degree at their own pace.  Courses are offered fall, spring and summer, and new applicants are admitted each term.

Required Courses: 27 Hours (of 36 total)

1.         ENGL 7005: Research Methods in English Studies for Language Arts Teachers – 3 credit hours

2.         ENGL 7100: British Literature for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

3.         ENGL 7200: American Literature for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

4.         ENGL 7400: Multicultural Literature for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

5.         ENGL 7500: Creative Writing for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

6.         ENGL 7610: Composition Theory for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

7.         ENGL 7620: Rhetorical Theory for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

8.         ENGL 7710: English Language Change Past and Present for Language Arts Teachers  - 3 credit hours

9.         ENGL 7720: English Grammar for Language Arts Teachers  - 3 credit hours

Electives: 9 hours including up to 3 credits hours from outside the program (of 36 total)

At least 3 credits hours from among the following:

1.         ENGL 8610: History of Rhetorical Theory for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

2.         ENGL 8710: Language in School Community and Society for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

3.         ENGL 8720: The Study of English Language Learners for Language Arts Teachers and Other Professionals - 3 credit hours

At least three credits hours from among the following:

1.         ENGL 8100: Special Topics in British Literature for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

2.         ENGL 8200: Special Topics in American Literature for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours

3.         ENGL 8400: Special Topics in Creative Writing for Language Arts Teachers - 3 credit hours