Online Master of Arts in English
Ready to dive into the next chapter of your career? Want to take a deeper dive into the field you enjoy? Want to teach dual-credit courses or at a community college? Consider earning your online Master of Arts in English from Indiana University Kokomo!
In this master’s degree program, you will have the opportunity to explore the:
- Core principles of writing and literature pedagogy
- Linguistic structure and history of English literature
- Reading strategies and literary practices like close reading, analysis of style, form and genre, and rhetorical practices
- Approaches to composition and writing instruction
- Strategies for fostering discussion
- And more!
This program is 100% online so it fits into your schedule. While flexible and convenient, it is also top-notch IU quality. This program is a consortium taught by the same professors who teach on campus from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
With new regulations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), high school teachers are required to hold a master’s degree in the field or a master’s degree plus 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in a specific discipline. This program can help you prepare to teach dual-credit courses or it can help you to teach at a community college.
This master’s degree has a two-part “stackable” structure. First, you complete an online 20-credit-hour graduate certificate in literature, composition studies, or language and literature which allows you to specialize your studies, skills, and knowledge. Then, you continue with 16 credits of master’s-level coursework.
The online Master of Arts in English requires you to complete 36 credit hours. These credit hours break down into the following requirements:
- English graduate certificate (20 credit hours)
- MA core courses (8 credit hours)
- MA elective courses (8 credit hours)
As part of the stackable nature of this degree, you must have successfully completed one of the three graduate certificates to be accepted into this program. You must also have earned a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in at least three courses in one of the certificate programs.
For the online application, you will need:
- A 250-word personal statement explaining your background and your reasons for entering the program
- Two letters of recommendation
Ready to get started?
If you can’t wait to get started on your online Master of Arts in English, don’t wait! You can apply to the program today and take the next step to earning your degree.
If you have further questions about what this program might entail or want more detail about becoming an online student, learn more about the online Master of Arts in English from IU Online.