MA in English for Teachers

The MA in English for Teachers is a graduate degree directed to teachers who already hold a BA in English and wish to pursue a Master’s degree in their content area.  Upon completion of the degree, teachers will be qualified to become Early College Experience (ECE) instructors who can teach UConn English in their schools, and/or Secondary Writing Center coordinators working with the University Writing Center’s Secondary School Outreach Program.

Admission Requirements
The ideal candidate is an experienced middle or high school English teacher who has a full-time teaching position in a public or private school. Elementary school Language Arts teachers may also apply.

Candidates must hold a BA in English and meet all other admission requirements of the Graduate English program.  (See the Admissions requirements on the Graduate Program in English website.)  Candidates must apply to the Graduate English program and then specify in their application their interest in the MA in English for Teachers.

Students who have completed the Neag School of Education’s Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s (IB/M) program or Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG) are especially encouraged to apply, though candidates from other programs are also welcome to apply.

Program Requirements
Students complete in total thirty-one (31) credits in the graduate program: eight regularly offered three-credit courses (24 credits), a one-credit Research Methods course (1 credit), and one Summer Institute (6 credits) with the Connecticut Writing Project (CWP). Ideally, candidates will complete the program in four years, taking one course per semester and attending one summer institute. For more information on Graduate English requirements, see the Graduate Handbook (look under “Discrete MA”).

Admitted students will receive an Aetna Fellowship from the CWP for the Summer Institute but will not receive a Graduate Assistantship from the Department.

Classes Offered in 2016

Spring 2016:

6315-01 Seminar in Medieval Literature: Early Middle English and the Literary History of the West Midlands. Tu 3:30-6:00

6345-01 Seminar in Victorian Literature: Around 1900: Apes, Aesthetes, and Anarchists in British Literature and Culture. M 3:30-6:00

6450-01 Special Topics in American Literature: Coming-of-Age in the Age of Decline. Tu 3:30-6:00

Fall 2016:

6450-01 Special Topics in American Lit.: Black Abolitionists and Print Culture. Tu 3:30 – 6:00

6500-01 Seminar in Literary Theory: The Gift.  Tu 3:30 – 6:00

6750-01 Seminar in Special Topics in Language and Lit.: Literature of the Sea. Th 3:30 – 6:00

6600-01 Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction: Beauty and Terror. Th 3:30 – 6:00

Spring 2017:

6550-01 Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition: Writing Across and Beyond the Curriculum. M 7:00 – 9:30

6310-01 Seminar in Beowolf. Tu 3:30 – 6:00

6400-01 American Ethnic Lit.: Post-Reconstruction African American Lit. Th 3:30 – 6:00

6600-01 Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction. Th 7:00 – 9:30

5160-02 Professional Development. 7:00-9:30