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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis on Teaching

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The Master of Arts in English with an Emphasis on Teaching is designed to meet the needs of English teachers, most especially those teaching in secondary schools, but also those teaching English and the language arts in middle and elementary schools. (Note: The degree does not provide teacher certification.)

Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination General Test and forward their scores to the Department of English. Applicants must fill out an application through the Graduate College at www.wmich.edu/apply.

For more detailed information, see the English department’s graduate web page: www.wmich.edu/english/academics/graduate/.


Program Requirements

A student desiring to enter the program should present a thirty-hour undergraduate major with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 and a sample of critical writing about literature. At least twenty hours of the major must be in courses in literature; no more than fifteen of the thirty should be at the freshman-sophomore level. Applicants lacking an undergraduate major but who have at least 20 hours of work in English with a substantial number of courses in literature and who are otherwise judged eligible may be granted admission to the program on condition that they remedy perceived deficiencies in preparation by taking some undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

Required courses in the program are:

Two courses in English pedagogy, including the pedagogy of writing:

One course in multicultural literature

One course in children’s or adolescent literature

Additional Courses

Additional graduate level courses to complete thirty-three hours.

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