Dual Enrollment Program

(BA in conjunction with MA/MS Literature and Language or MA in TESOL)

Majors in English (Writing, Literature/Language) have the opportunity to complete a Master's degree in Literature and Language with one additional year of work beyond the undergraduate degree. Majors in English Applied Linguistics have the opportunity to complete a Master's degree in TESOL with one additional year of work beyond the undergraduate degree.

Application

Admission to the dual enrollment program is selective based on GPA and faculty recommendation.

Students may apply for admission to the dual enrollment as juniors, having completed between 80-90 credits, provided the following:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in the major (provide an unofficial transcript)
  • Three letters of recommendation from instructors in English
  • A substantial writing sample demonstrating the ability to read and write at the graduate level

Application materials are due to Dr. Zold, Director of English Graduate Studies, by March 1.

Upon Admittance to the Program

Students may take 12 credits at the 500-level while finishing the final year of their bachelor's degree.

  • These 12 credits will count toward the undergraduate major (according to their 400-level equivalencies) and toward the 30 credits required in the Masters program. See below for frequency of offerings.
  • Students must receive a B or higher to receive graduate credit.

After successful completion of the undergraduate program, students in each track will complete the listed courses. All students will also participate in the Life and Work of the Scholar Symposium during their final semester of graduate work.

MA students in Literature/Language:

  • ENG 601: Intro to Graduate Studies (3 credits)
  • Four 600-level seminars (variable topics) (12 credits)
  • Elective(s) at the 500 or 600 level (3 credits)
  • ENG 695: Graduate Portfolio (1 credit)

Note: Minimum 16 credits at the 600-level required.

MS students in Literature/Language:

  • ENG 601: Intro to Graduate Studies (3 credits)
  • Three 600-level seminars (variable topics) (9 credits)
  • Two graduate-level education courses (6 credits)
  • ENG 695: Graduate Portfolio (1 credit)

Note: Minimum 16 credits at the 600-level required.

For MA English TESOL students, the 12 credits while still undergraduate must be ENG 580, ENG 581 and two of the following three courses: ENG 582, ENG 583 and ENG 584.

After this, MA English TESOL students will complete the following:

  • ENG 614: TESOL Research Methods (2 credits)
  • ENG 582: Second Language Composition Studies (3 credits)
  • ENG 611: Teaching Writing - Theory and Practice (5 credits)
  • Electives at the 600 level in English or Education (9 credits)
  • ENG 695: Graduate Portfolio (1 credit)

Note: Minimum 16 credits at the 600-level required.

Assistantship Opportunity

Students in their senior year can apply for a graduate assistantship for their fifth and final year in program. The assistantships offer training and experience teaching composition and working with students in the Writing Center. (TAs work in the Writing Center the fall semester; they teach one section of ENG 111 and work part-time in the Writing Center in the spring semester.) Assistantships pay a stipend of $10,000 a year and include full tuition remission.

General Frequency of Offerings for 400/500-Level Courses

  • ENG 410: Advanced Creative Writing - Fiction
  • ENG 432: Literature in a Global Context
  • ENG 439: Technical Writing
  • ENG 440: Professional Editing
  • ENG 480: Theories of Second Language Acquisition
  • ENG 581: TESOL Theory and Methods 
  • ENG 404: Advanced Creative Writing - Nonfiction
  • ENG 412: Advanced Creative Writing - Poetry
  • ENG 433: American Diversities
  • ENG 439: Technical Writing
  • ENG 441: Grant and Proposal Writing
  • ENG 470: Seminar in American Literature or ENG 471: Seminar in British Literature (alternating years)
  • Two of the following courses are offered each spring on a rotating basis:
    • ENG 482: Second Language Composition Studies
    • ENG 483: Pedagogical Grammar
    • ENG 484: ESL Materials, Resources, and Assessment
  • ENG 423: Shakespeare in Performance