English
Holloway Hall

Graduate Program Options

The Master of Arts Program in English consists of three primary options in which students complete 33 semester hours:

  • Literature (Thesis or Non-Thesis)
  • Composition, Language and Rhetoric
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

We also offer three additional TESOL options:

  • M.A. in English combined with meeting requirements for Maryland Certification in TESOL.

  • The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL is a non-degree, 15 semester hour program. While the courses taken for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate cover areas required for K-12 certification in the State of Maryland, this certificate by itself does not lead to teacher certification nor does this lead toward an M.A. in English degree.

  • Current teachers on the Eastern Shore may also be interested in the TARGET (Training and Retraining Grades K-12 Eastern Shore Teachers) options, which are available for a limited time. TARGET consists of two 5 course cohorts, ACCESS, which leads to completion of the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in TESOL, and ENCORE, a set courses designed for teachers seeking immediately useful practical tools for working with students with limited English proficiency. For information about this competitive program, contact TARGET directly.