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The MA in English education is a one-year, intensive program designed to prepare practicing and transitioning teachers for careers as exemplary educators, teacher-researchers, and leaders in English language arts instruction. Students in the program develop a deep understanding of the English language arts by learning how to access, analyze and apply research and best practices for teaching secondary students (grades 7-12). This program balances the refining of disciplinary knowledge with pedagogical application of that knowledge in classrooms. Students take a variety of dynamic, cutting-edge methods courses, including advanced methods courses in research in English education, methods of teaching writing and text, teaching postcolonial young adult literature, and teaching writing in an era of standardization.
This innovative course of study culminates with an inquiry project related to English language arts instruction in secondary classrooms. The program encourages students to employ teacher research and inquiry to address questions they have about their own students' learning and their own teaching practice.