• Overview
  • Be more than a good English teacher. Be a great one.

    To be effective in the classroom – especially at the secondary level – teachers must stay at the top of their game.

    Designed for certified English teachers, this non-thesis program will build your subject-area knowledge with advanced courses in writing, linguistics, and English literature – from medieval British literature to contemporary American literature.

    You will also sharpen your teaching skills through the in-depth study of the theory and practice of teaching writing and literature to secondary-level students.

    The program’s Grace Nixon English Institute, an intensive four-week summer program, allows you to continue teaching as you earn your degree over the period of several summers.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Hold your teacher certification
    • Teach English at the secondary level
    • Want to improve your effectiveness in the classroom
    • Enjoy the study of literature
    • Want the flexibility to earn your degree in the summer
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Secondary English teacher
    • Department chair
    • School district language arts specialist
    • Leader in state or local professional organizations