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Invites participants in the program to strengthen their disciplinary understandings, pursuing graduate-level coursework in literature, linguistics, and rhetoric and composition
Allows participants in the program to select methods courses that will most support them in their growth as teachers of English (These courses include Pedagogy and Instructional Design; Teaching Literature; Teaching Composition, Grades 6-12; Teaching College Composition; Methods and Materials in TESOL; Creative Writing Pedagogy etc.)
Includes field experiences in schools as well as in university and community programs that aim to empower readers and writers
Provides opportunities for participants in the program to learn to write as teachers of English through designing lessons and units as well as crafting blog posts, essays, and articles that propose innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the English class
Prepares participants in the program to share their ideas about teaching and learning in the English class at local and national conferences that support secondary and post-secondary English teachers in their growth as practitioners and researchers of English education
Required of most graduate students in English, usually in the first semester. Survey of English as an academic discipline; issues and trends in scholarly journals; research strategies and conventions for graduate-level papers and master's theses; critical approaches to literature.
A study of the theory and practice of teaching writing. Special attention will be given to the ways effective teachers allow theories and experiences to inform their pedagogical strategies.
This course is designed to provide an intensive examination of issues, approaches, and methods utilized in the teaching of literature, particularly literature written for children and young adults.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in Teaching of English should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Students have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship offering a stipend against tuition while gaining experience in research, tutoring, or in the classroom.
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