MA in English (Online)

Master of Arts in English with a specialization in English Teaching

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Offered entirely online and designed for those involved in or preparing for middle school English teaching, high school English teaching, AP teaching, two-year college teaching, or dual-enrollment programs (such as Ohio's College Credit Plus program, among others). This exclusively online MA specialization provides a combination of courses in language, literature, and writing, as well as the teaching of writing and of literature.

Required Courses (15 credit hours / 5 courses):

  • English 6040: Graduate Writing
  • English 6070: Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • English 6090: Teaching of Literature
  • English 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • English 6200: Teaching of Writing

Electives (15 credit hours / 5 courses) from such courses as:

  • English 6400: Professional/Technical Writing
  • English 6420: Professional/Technical Editing
  • English 6430: Ethics in Professional/Technical Communication
  • English 6800: Seminar in English Studies*
  • English 7800: Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing (online course offerings relevant to target audience include Grammar in the Context of Writing, Online Learning for English Educators)*
  • Or other English elective courses

Capstone Experience (1 credit hour):

  • English 6910: Master's Portfolio

Total for degree: 31 credit hours

* A student can take multiple different versions of this course number, with each one counting toward the total credit hours for the degree, as long as the topic of each course is different.

Up to 12 hours of these elective courses, if available online, may be taken from outside the English Department and may count toward the degree; students should meet or correspond with the English Graduate Coordinator to determine options.

Note: Students who are geographically close enough to do so may substitute face-to-face versions of these courses if they choose to do so. Any such substitutions should be cleared with the English Graduate Coordinator before enrolling.

Course Rotation Chart

We plan to offer certain courses during certain semesters of the year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). Below you can find our planned course rotation for both required and elective courses (on occasion we might be forced to deviate slightly from this rotation, but we strive to follow it). This should provide you with an idea of how you might structure your time and course load as you make progress through the MA in English specialization in English Teaching. The course rotation below follows a two-year cycle so that 2015-2016 will repeat in 2017-2018, etc.

Individual course offerings from previous and upcoming semesters can be found on our Course Descriptions page.

Interested in the fully online MA in English, specialization in English Teaching? Please visit our application page.

 

2016-2017

  FALL SPRING SUMMER
Required courses offered
  • ENG 6040: Graduate Writing (first course for newly enrolled students)
  • ENG 6070: Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
  • ENG 6090: Teaching of Literature
  • ENG 6200: Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
  • ENG 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 6200: Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
Electives offered
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)
  • ENG 6460: Professional/ Technical Communication and Rhetoric
  • ENG 6470: Topics in Professional/ Technical Communication*
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)
  • ENG 6050: Visual Rhetoric & Practices of Writing
  • ENG 6420: Professional/ Technical Editing
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)

 

* Course number can be taken more than once for separate credit as long as topics are different.

Underlined course number: Indicates courses applicable to Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing.

Individual course offerings from previous and upcoming semesters can be found on our Course Descriptions page.

2017-2018

  FALL SPRING SUMMER
Required courses offered
  • ENG 6040: Graduate Writing (first course for newly enrolled students)
  • ENG 6070: Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism
  • ENG 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
  • ENG 6090: Teaching of Literature
  • ENG 6200: Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
  • ENG 6150: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 6200: Teaching of Writing
  • ENG 6910: Master's Portfolio
Electives offered
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)
  • ENG 6400: Professional/ Technical Writing
  • ENG 6430: Ethics in Professional/ Technical Writing
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)
  • ENG 6410: Resources and Research in Professional/ Technical Writing
  • ENG 6450: Science Writing
  • 1-2 Special Topic Seminars (such as ENG 6800*; topics vary)

* Course number can be taken more than once for separate credit as long as topics are different.

Underlined course number: Indicates courses applicable to Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing.

Individual course offerings from previous and upcoming semesters can be found on our Course Descriptions page.

2018-2019

Repeats 2016-2017 chart. See tab for 2016-2017.

2019-2020

Repeats 2017-2018 chart. See tab for 2017-2018.

Interested in the fully online MA in English, specialization in English Teaching? Please visit our application page.