Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following:
Your interest in teaching English as the secondary level (grades 8-12)
Your interest in studying English at the graduate level (ie, how you see yourself as a scholar of English)
MA/MAT English Dual Degree does not require the GRE or MAT.
Please note: If you already hold an initial license, please apply directly to the MA English. A MAT is not required if the initial license has been obtained.
Additional Materials, Requirements and Prerequisites
A passing score on the Massachusetts Tests for Education Licensure (MTEL) communication and literacy portion and content test for English.
For applicants pursuing literary studies, analytical writing sample between 6-12 pages required; for applicants pursuing writing, a creative writing sample between 6-12 pages required.
Course in adolescent psychology (undergraduate or graduate)
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level before completion of the program (not required for admission to program). Proficiency may be demonstrated by completed coursework at the undergraduate level or equivalent test results.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.