M.A.T. in English

The Department of English offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program with a concentration in English.  This intensive 13-month master's degree program prepares liberal arts graduates for initial teaching certification as teachers of English in grades 7-12.

Applicants to this graduate program are expected to have one of the following:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in English
  • or an undergraduate major in writing or journalism
  • or 30-36 credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework in English, at least 21 credits of which must be in literature

The M.A.T. program includes these three graduate courses in English:

  • ENGL 52000 Seminar in English Language Arts
  • ENGL 53000 Seminar in World Literature
  • ENGL 570 Seminar in American Literature

For additional information about the M.AT. program's admission requirements, application procedures, graduate assistantships, and curricular highlights, follow these two links:  Department of Education, Graduate Programs main page and Division of Graduate Studies, Education main page.

M.A.T. Candidates on the Move

Sue Schwartz spent five days learning best practices in English Education at the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in November, 2009 (photo above). Sue attended workshops on topics ranging from using essential questions to discovering how art and music can improve students' reading.

Christa Calkins traveled to Ghana in November, 2009, for the 27th annual conference of the Association Thirld World Studies, where she presented a paper titled "Finding Her 'Unseen Soul': The Voices of Buchi Emecheta and Ama Ata Aidoo." Christa was supported by an H&S Educational Initiative Grant.