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Master of Arts
Teachers of English Language and Literature in Colleges

Ideal for professionals seeking teaching positions at private, community, or teachers’ colleges, as well as for certified teachers seeking additional course work in preparation for doctoral study, this non-certification degree helps you develop teaching and learning methods in literature, writing, and the language arts, tailoring your degree to fit your professional needs and interests.

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Master of Arts in Teachers of English Language and Literature in Colleges, Non-Certification

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You will work closely with our nationally recognized faculty members to learn:

  • How to develop curricula for college-level learners
  • A mastery of language, composition, and literature while becoming skilled in reflective teaching
  • Strategies for adapting English instruction and negotiating the curriculum to meet the needs of your students
  • Pedagogical theories and research methods in education

You'll complete content courses linked to English pedagogy, acquiring knowledge to apply in the classroom, as well as from each of the four strands of the English Education curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Linguistics, Reading and Literature, and Writing. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in curriculum and instruction, educational linguistics, reading and literature, writing, and related areas.

In preparation for college teaching, you’ll gain experience in the classroom through a one-semester field placement as a part of your program of study.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to move on to doctoral study, or to obtain a career in a variety of roles, including:

  • English teacher in private and community colleges, teachers’ colleges, and community settings
  • Nonteaching positions in writing, editing, developing curricula and instructional resources, publishing, educational policymaking, and other fields where English and education are prominent concerns


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Sarah W. Beck, Program Director at

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