Master of Arts in English - Language Arts Teaching
Designed for middle and secondary school teachers, this totally online MA in Language Arts Teaching program provides a combination of courses in language, literature, and writing, as well as the teaching of writing and of literature.
This program is geared to meet the needs of non-resident populations and offers breadth of training in English studies for professional advancement in the public schools or community colleges.
- Courses address both theory and practice and presume that students are interested in the teaching of English studies as a career. Elective offerings in Scientific and Technical Communication also allow students to develop competencies appropriate for employment in business and industry.
- Flexibility of electives provides opportunities for customization and interdisciplinary emphases.
- Portfolio capstone showcases experience and documents professional growth.
- Emphasizes teacher-training in both literary and composition studies.
Core Courses (15 hours) + Portfolio Submission (1 hour)
ENG 6040 Graduate Writing (3)
Assessment of situation and audience, methods of organization, and development of ideas, vocabulary, style. Revision and editing of theses, papers, reports. For graduate students in all disciplines; assignments adjusted accordingly. Graded A/F. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6070 Theory and Methods of Literary Criticism (3)
Introduction to some of the major modern theories of literary criticism: historicism, formalism, reader-response, structuralism, poststructuralist, etc. Application of theory to selected works. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6090 Teaching of Literature (3)
Survey of the ways contemporary literary theory informs and can be applied to the teaching of literature. Relevant to the concerns of junior-high, secondary, and college teachers of literature. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6150 Modern English Linguistics (3)
Phonology, morphology, syntax, and dialectology of current American English; psycholinguistics; historical linguistics; language preservation and some sociolinguistics. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6200 Teaching of Writing (3)
Theories, approaches, methods, and techniques designed to guide prospective teacher of composition in selecting approach most appropriate to his/her goals; readings and projects related to goals; current publications on writing. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6910 Master’s Portfolio (1)
Capstone project for the MA Plan II degree.
Elective Courses (15 hours)May include but are not limited to the following courses:
ENG 6400 Technical Writing (3)
Practical application of technical writing in industry, business, and the sciences. Uses workshop approach. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6420 Technical Editing (3)
Practical application of technical editing in industry, business, and the sciences. Uses workshop approach. Extra fee. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6430 Ethics in Technical Communication (3)
A survey of ethical issues in technical communication. Includes the study of Codes of Ethics for technical communicators and their influence on the profession of technical communication. Study of ethical situations which affect technical communicators providing information globally. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6800 Seminar in English Studies (3)
Systematic study of literary genres or topics (poetry, fiction, drama, comparative literature), modes of literary or rhetorical inquiry, or intensive study of special literary, rhetorical, or creative writing topics. May be repeated if topics are different. Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 6840 Readings in English (1-3)
Individual or group study of some phase of literature or writing not ordinarily offered in curriculum. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of graduate coordinator. (Master’s level credit.) Approved for Distance Ed.
ENG 7800 Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing (3)
Systematic study of a topic from rhetoric or composition studies, such as advanced writing pedagogy, historical rhetoric, writing administration, writing assessment, writing in the disciplines, writing across the curriculum. May be repeated if topics are different. Graded A/F. Approved for Distance Ed.
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 are encouraged to meet or correspond with the English Graduate Coordinator to determine options.
- Step 1: Apply Online to the Graduate College Step 2: Submit Transcripts
Complete the application form. There is a $45 application fee. Note: if for some reason all of your transcripts don’t arrive or you change your mind, another application and fee is required for the next semester.
Step 3: Take GRE or Praxis II
- Go to: http://www.bgsu.edu/gradcoll/page24959.html
- Click APPLY ONLINE NOW
- Enter USERNAME and PASSWORD
Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended and have two official transcripts sent directly to:
110 McFall Center
Attn: Graduate Admissions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0083Either the GRE General Test or the Praxis II is required for admission and should have been taken within the last five years. Required GRE scores are 159 for the Verbal and 4.5 for Writing. TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not EnglishStep 4: Send Recommendations, Statement of Purpose, and Writing SamplesStudents must also submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a few samples of their writing to the Graduate English Office. Contact Judith Edminster firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.