M.A. IN ENGLISH STUDIES AND COMMUNICATION

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Program Description

Why English Studies and Communication at Valpo? 

Ours is a flexible, faculty-advised program in which:

Students build community as they undertake core courses in American literature and culture, the history and structure of the English language, rhetoric and composition, digital media, intercultural communication, and interdisciplinary seminars in humanities and the arts

Electives in literary studies, linguistics, TESOL, the teaching of writing, and creative and professional writing allow for a customizable program of study

Students interact with fellow graduate students and others in Valparaiso University’s vibrant international community

Students may overlap nine credits toward an optional certificate in TESOL.  (For Indiana teachers with initial licensure, a teacher certification program in TESOL is also an option.)

Students gain practical experience through a hands-on practicum in teaching, writing, or related fields such as curriculum development

Students may pursue a thesis option, which increases the degree to 40 credits

Students may take classes as full-time or part-time students. Courses are available in the evenings and during the summer.

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Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago. Founded in 1859, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as w ... Read More

Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago. Founded in 1859, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth. Read less