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MA in English - Education

Those looking to pursue a career as an English language and literature teacher may be interested in the Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in Education offered by Grand Canyon University. If you'd like more information, read further for the details.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in this program should have a strong background in English and a desire to pursue an educational career with a literacy focus. Bachelor's degree work in English or education may be helpful for those pursing this advanced degree. Graduate programs at Grand Canyon University require that applicants can show an accredited and completed bachelor's degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.8 or greater. Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may submit appropriate test scores on the GRE or GMAT exams instead. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Designed for students looking to enter the educational domain, the MA in English with an emphasis in Education from Grand Canyon University offers students a chance to study a well-rounded English education with a focus on how to effectively teach writing, reading and English in the classroom. Courses cover the concepts of pedagogy, the practice of professional writing, the role technology plays in writing and current theories of teaching and assessment.

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Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Various financial aid options, including scholarships, loans and grants, may be available for students at Grand Canyon University. Special discounts are available for high school students and the military. For more information about how to receive financial aid, contact the university financial aid office.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Education Program

Students in this program must complete 34 credits of course work in the major, which includes education and English classes. Before you enroll in any programs, please contact Grand Canyon University. Course options and degree programs are subject to change.

Core Requirements (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Writing Theory: An Applied Approach to Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social and Technological Contexts of Writing
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education
  • Grant Writing
  • Critical Practices for Teaching Literature
  • Curricular and Instructional Methods in Higher Education
  • Multimedia Writing: Creating a Campaign for Social Media
  • Applied Theories of Rhetoric and Organizational Communication

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of a master's degree program who wish to further their education even more can pursue a doctoral degree in a related subject. These advanced degrees may allow you to focus your study and knowledge in specific areas of interest such as adult learning, leadership or special education. They may also provide graduates with greater employment opportunities or possibilities for further advancement.

Doctoral degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in K-12 Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

Career Paths:

Once graduates complete their MA in English with an emphasis in Education, they will have the chance to pursue employment in a variety of areas including teaching English and literature and beyond. They may find employment working at textbook publishing houses, trade and technical schools and in tech companies as well as in educational institutions.

Entry-level positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Professional writers
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Educational material creators
  • Researchers

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