Master Program in Literature in USA

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Literature refers to creative written works in categories such as poetry, novels and fiction to name a few. A literature program may allow students to explore different literature types. A student may choose to specialize in an area such as British literature or drama, or example.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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Master in Creative Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Located in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. [+]

Master in Creative WritingLocated in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the MFA program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, to nurture their individual development and vision, and to help them thrive in the larger community of writers.The two-and-a-half year MFA program offers workshops and literature seminars in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The distinctive design of the program emphasizes the connection between reading and the students’ own writing and fosters collegial relationships among faculty and students in small classes. All courses are taught by accomplished practicing writers, so that both literature seminars and workshops pay detailed attention to craft. Because cross-fertilization enriches creativity, students are free to take courses outside their primary genre and sample a range of cross-genre literature seminars. Because depth of understanding is crucial to successful writing, students also take seminars and workshops that focus exclusively on one genre—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.  Students’ work culminates in a creative thesis, a book-length manuscript that is conceived, composed, and revised with extensive faculty mentoring.... [-]


M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master of Education in Literacy (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Wayne

William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first century classrooms. The online program, however, offers candidates synchronous... [+]

Best Masters in Literature in USA 2017. Master of Education in Literacy (MEd) William Paterson University’s College of Education offers the M. Ed. in Literacy program, which is accredited by the International Reading Association (IRA). The program is now a fully online program. This maintains the rigor and integrity of the face-to-face program by preparing candidates to meet the reading and literacy needs of diverse learners in twenty-first century classrooms. The online program, however, offers candidates synchronous and asynchronous options for completing course work.This program is designed to prepare graduate students who are certified teachers to work professionally in the highly specialized field of teaching reading and writing to P-12 students. Graduates of this program may be certified as reading specialists (P-12) and are also qualified to work with college students and adults who have reading problems. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale.* Minimum verbal score of 150 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or minimum score of 388 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).* A 250-500 word essay by the applicant on his or her philosophy of education and reasons for applying to this graduate program. A copy of a teaching certificate and/or a resume of any teaching or educational work the applicant has performed. Two professional letters of reference, at least one from a professor or other person who can attest to the applicant’s academic abilities. Copy of NJ Standard or CEAS teaching certificate. *Upon the program director's approval, applicants who do not meet the grade point average or standardized test requirements may supplement the application with additional materials in support of their academic potential for successful completion of the graduate degree. Program Requirements Completion of a minimum of 33 credits of graduate study. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, which carries no course credit. Requirements for Reading Specialist P-12 Certification Completion of this MEd in literacy program or another master’s degree, plus 30 graduate credits in reading. Two years of contractual, supervised classroom teaching experience. New Jersey Supervisory Endorsement The State of New Jersey has approved a supervisory certification for recent graduates of William Paterson’s MEd in literacy program, provided that they complete two additional courses in the University’s educational leadership program. Students who graduated after August 1999 are eligible to apply to take the following two courses and, upon satisfactory completion of the requirements, be certified as a supervisor: EDLP 6040 Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice EDLP 6090 Supervision and Evaluation: People, Programs, and Performance Required Courses ELRL 6010 Theoretical Foundations of Literacy ELRL 6170 Literacy for Children in the Twenty-First Century ELRL 6200 Diagnosis of Reading Problems: Practicum ELRL 6210 Remediation of Reading Problems: Practicum ELRL 6230 Practicum in Teaching Reading ELRL 6240 Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs and Personnel ELRL 6250 Adolescent and Adult Literacy in the Twenty-First Century ELRL 6270 Research in Reading ELRL 6330 Socio-Psycholinguistics and Reading Literature Courses Select AT LEAST one of the following: ELRL 6040 Recent Trends in Children’s Literature ELRL 6050 Advanced Inquiry into Literature for Children and Youth ELRL 6260 Literature for Adolescents Approved Elective Courses Choose one of the approved electives below OR another literature course above (i.e., ELRL 6040, ELRL 6050, ELRL 6260) ELRL 6030 Literacy Instruction, English Language Learners ELEC 6180 Language Development and Emergent Literacy ELEE 6040 Writing in the Elementary School ELRL 6220 Educating the Adult: Basic Reading ELRL 6340 Teaching Critical Reading in the Content Areas SOC 6300 Ethnic and Racial Experiences ELRL 6310 Written Expression with Technology SPED 5550 Educational Foundations in a Diverse Society Other courses may be selected in consultation with the advisor. [-]

Master of Education – Program Specialist – Reading

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

Gain a broad foundation for teaching reading as it relates to literacy acquisition with a Master of Education Reading Program Specialist degree from Liberty University Online. [+]

Gain a broad foundation for teaching reading as it relates to literacy acquisition with a Master of Education Reading Program Specialist degree from Liberty University Online. Receive practical instruction on how to teach reading and writing to struggling readers both individually and in small groups and to provide literacy instruction in pull-out programs, inclusion classrooms and regular classrooms. The program also provides evidence-based phonics training with authentic literacy-encompassing word recognition, reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development, spelling and expressive writing. This program is approved through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a state-approved program for advanced licensure (reciprocity with other states) or endorsements. Potential Career Fields: Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Master of Education in Reading

Shippensburg University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Shippensburg

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist. [+]

Master of Education in Reading

A graduate program leading to the Master of Education degree with specialization in reading is offered for fully certified elementary and secondary school teachers. A master’s degree also certifies the graduate as a reading specialist.

Program Requirements

The program requires that candidates pass through various status categories from admission to graduation. The following describes those categories and the requirements. The status categories are: 1) Foundational Status, 2) Practicum Status, and 3) Program Completion.

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Master of Humanities, English Concentration

Tiffin University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Tiffin

The Master of Humanities program already has a variety of English courses. Any 18 hours in English, with the exception of ENG501, will count toward the concentration. [+]

Master of Humanities English

A rationale for an English concentration is almost self-evident.  Students have requested the concentration and many from this program have applied to adjunct positions in English only to be told that they need 18 hours or a degree or concentration in the field.

The Master of  Humanities program already has a variety of English courses.  Any 18 hours in English, with the exception of ENG501, will count toward the concentration.  Since Film/Cinema Studies uses literary theory in analysis, courses in Film (CUL530, Cult and Independent Films and CUL532, Documentary Films), can also be applied to the concentration.  The British History sequence gives a basis for the development of English language, literature, and ideas.... [-]


Master of Humanities

Tiffin University
Online Part time September 2017 USA Tiffin

The Humanities are the study of the arts (including visual art & music), philosophy, literature, language, classics, religion, and sometimes subjects such as communications and cultural anthropology. [+]

The Master Of Humanities Degree Offers You Flexibility For Your Real-World Success

The Humanities are the study of the arts (including visual art & music), philosophy, literature, language, classics, religion, and sometimes subjects such as communications and cultural anthropology.  It's any field that speaks to the human condition—what it means to be human.  Subjects that deal with the big questions (Why are we here? What is art? What is beauty? Is there one truth? What makes us human?) are central to the Humanities.  Learning about the Humanities is to join in a conversation with the greatest minds since the dawn of recorded history.... [-]