English for Teaching Professionals

 

This condensed program enables practicing teachers to earn their M.A. in English in a year. The program corresponds to our M.A. program in English and Media, with the same requirements and courses, including one “diversity” (DIV) elective; however, the Proseminar, Capstone, and summer electives are targeted to the needs of teachers of literature and writing.
Program Contact:

Dr. Holly Blackford
Director of Graduate Study
(856) 225-6310
blackfor@camden.rutgers.edu

During the fall and spring semesters, classes run from 6 to 8:45 p.m., to accommodate working teachers. Only two courses per semester should be taken during the academic school year.

Students enroll in a Professional Development Lab each semester, which focuses on assessing their classroom materials and involves a hybrid course design with one Saturday commitment and online exercises. At the end of the program, students create a pedagogical capstone project under the supervision of our graduate faculty. Projects may range from a critical investigation of a pedagogical issue, the production of teaching materials or editions (print or online), interactive digital software or media designed for classroom use, or other innovative projects focused on the teaching of literature, media, and writing.


Program Summary:

Semester 1 – Summer: 

  • Proseminar in Teaching (3 credit hour course)
  • Elective (3 credit hour course)
  • Professional Development Lab (1 credit hour lab)

Semester 2 – Fall:

  • Elective (3 credit hour course)
  • Elective (3 credit hour course)
  • Professional Development Lab (2 credit hour lab)

Semester 3 – Spring:

  • Theory & Criticism of Literature (3 credit hour course)
  • Elective (3 credit hour course)
  • Professional Development Lab (1 credit hour lab)

Semester 4 – Summer:

  • Capstone (3 credit course)
  • Elective (3 credit course)
  • Professional Development Lab (1 credit hour lab)

TOTAL: 12 Courses and Labs, 30 credit hours

Core Classes:
  • Assessment in Education
  • Critically Reflective Pedagogy
  • Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Historical Texts through Time
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Teaching Classics:
    • Shakespeare & Adaptation
    • Survey of British Lit
    • Survey of American Lit
    • African American Lit
Special Topics:
  • Gothic and Horror
  • Electronic Literature    
  • Holocaust Literature
  • Urban Literature and Poetry
  • Fantasy and SciFi
  • Gaming and Literature
  • Multimodal Writing
  • Voice and Style 
  • Medieval Literature
  • Slave Narratives
  • Civic Engagement
  • Children’s Literature in Print and Film
  • The American Child
  • Teaching Film & Visuality
  • Publishing Student Writing
  • Literacy Coaching 
  • Modern American Grammar
  • Global Fairy Tales