• Program Benefits

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    • Evening and summer classes allow adults to fit studies around work and family responsibilities, studying part-time or full-time.
    • Concentrations in literature and in writing allow students great flexibility in personalizing programs to meet their own academic, personal, and career goals.
    • Faculty members are published scholars in their fields and award-winning teachers.
    • Small classes encourage close interaction between students and faculty.
    • Graduate assistantships allow students to work closely with faculty on research, writing, and publishing.
    • A symposium each semester provides a forum for students to share their own research in progress with colleagues and faculty.

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    Students in any of the concentrations may combine the MA in English with a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Two courses for the certificate can be double-counted as electives in the MA program, allowing students to complete both programs in two years to gain a competitive advantage on the job market for positions teaching at the high school or community college level.