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Teaching of English (English, M.A.)

This emphasis provides students with an opportunity to delve more deeply into the fields of literature, composition, and linguistics while developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to implement equity pedagogy in the secondary and post-secondary English class.

Teaching of English (English, M.A.)


Description


What is Teaching of English at ODU like?

This emphasis provides students with an opportunity to delve more deeply into the fields of literature, composition, and linguistics while developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to implement equity pedagogy in the secondary and post-secondary English class.

Program Highlights


What makes Teaching of English at ODU unique?

  • Invites participants in the program to strengthen their disciplinary understandings, pursuing graduate-level coursework in literature, linguistics, and rhetoric and composition

  • Allows participants in the program to select methods courses that will most support them in their growth as teachers of English (These courses include Pedagogy and Instructional Design; Teaching Literature; Teaching Composition, Grades 6-12; Teaching College Composition; Methods and Materials in TESOL; Creative Writing Pedagogy etc.)

  • Includes field experiences in schools as well as in university and community programs that aim to empower readers and writers

  • Provides opportunities for participants in the program to learn to write as teachers of English through designing lessons and units as well as crafting blog posts, essays, and articles that propose innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the English class

  • Prepares participants in the program to share their ideas about teaching and learning in the English class at local and national conferences that support secondary and post-secondary English teachers in their growth as practitioners and researchers of English education

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,660

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$72,410

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$62,860

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Instructional Coordinators

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Teaching of English at ODU?

ENGL 600:
Introduction to Research and Criticism


Required of most graduate students in English, usually in the first semester. Survey of English as an academic discipline; issues and trends in scholarly journals; research strategies and conventions for graduate-level papers and master's theses; critical approaches to literature.

ENGL 555:
The Teaching of Composition, Grades 6-12


A study of the theory and practice of teaching writing. Special attention will be given to the ways effective teachers allow theories and experiences to inform their pedagogical strategies.

ENGL 506:
The Teaching of Literature


This course is designed to provide an intensive examination of issues, approaches, and methods utilized in the teaching of literature, particularly literature written for children and young adults.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Teaching of English at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Arts program in Teaching of English should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Graduate Assistantships


Students have the option of applying for a Graduate Assistantship offering a stipend against tuition while gaining experience in research, tutoring, or in the classroom.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Michelle Fowler-Amato


Location:

5030 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4030


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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