Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Written Communication (M.A.Ed.)

The Written Communication program is designed for certified elementary, middle and secondary teachers, and for those seeking certification as secondary English teachers. The program also will benefit those who want to expand their knowledge and skills in the teaching of writing and literature.

Coordinator: Richard A. Wertime, Ph.D.

Master of Arts in Education Degree Requirements (M.A.Ed.)

(a minimum of 30 credits)

Written Communication Concentration

1.  Foundation Courses (6 credits)
Chosen in consultation with the adviser from the following:

  • ED 501–510

2.  Concentration Courses (21 credits)

  • EN 434 Introduction to Linguistics and Language History
  • EN 510 Theories of Writing
  • Three additional English courses.
  • Two of the following special studies courses: EN 542 Teaching the Writing of Fiction, EN 543 The History and Teaching of Rhetoric, and EN 546 Teaching Writing

3.  Elective (3 credits) chosen with the adviser.

4.  Culminating Activity (0–9 credits)
Arranged in consultation with the adviser at the time of completing the Degree Candidacy Application.

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