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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction

The Graduate Program in English

Graduate Program Areas

The Master of Arts Program in English consists of three primary areas in which students complete 33 semester hours. Students specify their area in the admissions process or during their first year:

  • 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.

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