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MA in English for Teachers

Western New England University

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College of Arts and Sciences
1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01119, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Western New England University is located in a residential section of Springfield, MA, enrolling over 3,800 students. Renowned for personal attention and a culture of genuine student concern, the University offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs and over 30 graduate and professional programs through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Law. The University is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and is ranked as one of the Best National Universities in the U.S. New and World Report America’s Best Colleges. Accredited by AACSB International, the College of Business is among less than 5% of schools worldwide that hold this prestigious accreditation. The MA in English for Teachers program requires a total of 10 graduate courses (30 credit hours), including a three-credit capstone seminar. 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.

Academic Fields

English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.

Degrees

Master's, MA, Master of Arts in English for Teachers

Formats

Part Time, Online or Distance, On-Campus

Keywords

English

Contacts

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
mfox@wne.edu
mfox@wne.edu
413-782-1410

Laurie Barber

Laurie Barber
Graduate Admissions Counselor
laurie.barber@wne.edu
laurie.barber@wne.edu
(413) 782-1731

Who We're Looking For

Summary

The Master of Arts in English for Teachers program is designed primarily for middle and secondary school English teachers, but is also available to all teachers with an interest in further study in English, as well as to individuals seeking a career change to teaching. Applicants to the MA in English for Teachers program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and an academic or professional background equivalent to at least a minor in English. Further, it is preferable that each participant has either a provisional or standard state teaching certificate.

Academic Backgrounds

English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.

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