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Teaching English Language Arts

Boise State University

M.A.
24 months
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25276 USD/year
25276 USD/year
9194 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts is designed to enhance the professional knowledge and teaching skills of practicing teachers from elementary through high school who are interested in supporting their students’ achievement in literacy.

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Overview

The broad-based program may combine work from several university resources, including courses in English, Literacy Education, and the Boise State Writing Project.  The program works within the teacher’s current instructional context to connect research and theory in literacy learning with effective classroom teaching practices.

Three major strands in the program requirements (writing/composing, reading/literature, language) reflect the three areas of concentration required by the national standards for English language arts teachers including the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and required by the National Professional Board of Teaching Standards (NPBTS).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Writing Processes, Instruction, and Assessment: K-8 
  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Teaching Creative Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction Writing
  • Composition Theory and Practice
  • Theories of Rhetoric
  • Boise State Writing Project Invitational Institute
  • Selected Topics in Teaching English Language Arts
  • Workshop (concerning writing instruction)
  • Reading/Literature
  • Assessment and Instruction: Reading Difficulties K-12
  • Advanced Children’s Literature
  • Advanced Young Adult Literature
  • Literature for use in Junior and Senior High Schools
  • Selected Topics in Teaching English
  • Language Arts

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A 500-word statement describing professional goals and ways the program can help achieve them.
  • Teaching history.
  • Two years of K-13 teaching experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can describe the applicant’s academic ability and experience with and commitment to effective teaching

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25276 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25276 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9194 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

If you take over 16 hours per semester there is an additional cost of 239$ per credit (resident or non-resident)

Funding

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