If you are currently teaching English or Language Arts at a secondary school, you will find a supportive learning environment in the English Graduate Program. Whether your goal is to expand your knowledge of literature, improve interpretive skills, to examine current topics in composition studies and writing pedagogy, or compose an original work of literature, our graduate program supports your goal. Our program offers secondary teachers opportunities to:
- Strengthen core knowledge in the field of English through coursework, independent reading, secondary and bibliographic materials, and an original research or creative project;
- Increase confidence in responding critically to literature, applying critical theory;
- Participate in ongoing professional conversations across English Studies;
- Prepare for career transitions by strengthening your professional profile
As a graduate student, you will work directly with an active community of scholars who are highly accomplished and passionate about the field of English Studies. Graduate students are also encouraged to present at professional conferences, to submit their work for possible publication, and to collaborate with their professional peers. Several of the graduate faculty, including the current Graduate Director, have previously taught in secondary schools, and all faculty are committed to supporting practicing teachers in attaining their master's degree.