MAT in English

A post-BA Teacher Education Certification in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching English require 36 credits in English.  This coursework can be taken concurrently with education coursework.

Students with strong backgrounds in English should consider 500-level courses; less experienced students should take undergraduate courses at the 200, 300, or 400 level.  Students must complete at least one 500- or 600-level course in English (ENGL or ENLT prefix).

Appropriate credits completed at the undergraduate level may be counted against the 36-credit total.  A student who has completed a particular requirement at the undergraduate level does not need to repeat that requirement at the graduate level.  (Courses must be 200-level or higher.)

Certification, whether pursued as part of an MAT degree or independently, requires coursework in the following areas:

  1. One critical theory course: ENGL 300 or ENLT 514.
  2. One course in Shakespeare: ENGL 353, 354, 508, 509, or 510.
  3. One additional British literature course (many choices).
  4. One pre-1900 American literature course: ENGL 228, 326, 333, 336, 550, 555, 556, or 557.
  5. One additional American literature course (many choices).
  6. One teaching writing course: ENWR 371, ENGL 570, or ENGL 603.
  7. One film course that includes shot-by-shot analysis: ENFL 208 or ENLT 577.
  8. One poetry course (many choices).
  9. One course that focuses on ethnic and racial issues: ENGL 237, 238, 274, 308, 565, ENLT 315.
  10. One course that focuses on gender, sexuality, and women’s studies: ENGL 227, 230, 235, 237, 294, 565, ENLT 372.
  11. One course that focuses on language: ENGL 384/LNGN 384, LNGN 220, or ENGL 284/LNGN 284.

ENGL 305: Young Adult Literature is recommended but not required.

For full lists of eligible courses, please see the requirements for the MAT in English listed in the catalog.

For information on non-English content requirements or the admissions process, contact Susan Hagen