12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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At the core of the English - Teaching of Writing and Literature concentration from George Mason University are courses on pedagogies of literature and composition, reinforced by courses in literature, writing, linguistics, and theory. 

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The English - Teaching of Writing and Literature program at George Mason University offers practicing educators the opportunity to renew knowledge and envision new paths as instructors. 

Students new to the field will benefit from an array of perspectives afforded by this program's breadth.

Why choose this concentration?

  • Experienced teachers looking for professional development in teaching literature or integrating composition into their courses should choose this concentration. 
  • New teachers or those about to begin teaching should choose this concentration for its foundational instruction in composition theory and pedagogical research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Proseminar in Composition Instruction
  • Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program 1
  • Visiting Writers
  • Composition Theory
  • Studies in Rhetoric
  • Field Work in Applied Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Goals statement (uploaded via online application). The goals statement should be 750 - 1000 words and describe particular areas of interest within a chosen concentration.
  • A 1,500 to 2,000-word writing sample is required for all concentrations. Applicants to the teaching of writing and literature concentration should submit a sample of literary analysis.
  • The names and email addresses (via the online application) of the two individuals who will be submitting the required letters of recommendation. The recommendations should be academic, rather than professional or personal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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