The program of study for English majors aims to enhance their appreciation and knowledge of literature and the writing process.
The English Department is committed to providing excellent undergraduate and graduate programs for students at Bridgewater State University. We currently offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, Master of Arts (M.A.) in English, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)-English.
The program of study for undergraduate English majors aims to enhance appreciation and knowledge of literature and the writing process. Through exposure to significant literary works and to the tools for understanding and analyzing what they read and write, students will develop an understanding of the history and background of English-language literatures, including texts in translation central to the discipline. Course work in the major includes offerings in culturally diverse English-language literatures with a foundation in British and American traditions, embracing the writing process and critical analysis. This background prepares English majors to enter diverse careers or to pursue graduate study. Bridgewater State University English majors have achieved success in a wide variety of occupations including teaching, banking, law, medicine, publishing, government service, public relations, technical writing, creative writing, advertising and business administration. For more information, please see our undergraduate program pages.
The Master of Arts degree in English (MA) is designed for students pursuing advanced studies in English. Candidates in this degree program come from varied academic backgrounds. Some simply want to extend their undergraduate background and complete an MA in English, while others are destined for a PhD and a University teaching career. A number of our MA students are already certified teachers in private or public schools and want an advanced degree in English for professional reasons. Finally, not a small number simply want to acquire the MA as an end in and of itself. For more information, please see our graduate program pages.
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in English (MAT) was developed for high-school and middle school English teachers. Specifically, the MAT is designed for secondary school teachers who have initial licensure and are seeking professional licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MAT program is designed to meet the appropriate master's degree requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent DOE licensure regulations. Also, this degree program will appeal to high-school and middle-school English teachers who already have standard certification or professional license and simply want to acquire additional knowledge and a graduate degree in the discipline. Graduate students in the MAT will complete courses in both English and education. Advising will be done by full-time members of the graduate faculty in the Department of English. For more information, please see our graduate program pages.
Last Modified: August 19, 2010
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