Teaching English Language Arts, M.A. | Boise State University | Boise, United States
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Teaching English Language Arts

12 months
25702 USD/year
25702 USD/year
8364 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts of Boise State University 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.


The Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts of Boise State University 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.

About the program

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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office.
  •  An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • A resume including: Number of years of teaching experience, schools where you taught, grade levels taught, subject/content areas taught.
  • A statement of 500-1000 words describing your professional goals and the ways in which the program can help you achieve them.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can describe your academic ability and your experience with and commitment to the effective teaching.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25702 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25702 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25702 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8364 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boise

810 - 1310 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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