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- Introduction to Graduate Studies
- Graduate Rhetoric and Writing
- Literature and Pedagogy
- Integrated Teaching English as a Second Language
- 12 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 626 other Masters in Linguistics in United States
- In addition to meeting Graduate School requirements, applicants should have earned at least 27 credit hours of undergraduate English with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Those not meeting this requirement may be admitted conditionally on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should also submit a 2-page statement of purpose describing academic interests, relevant experiences, and reasons for pursing the M.A. degree in English at Western Kentucky University.
- Students seeking Rank II or Rank I certification for Grades 8-12 must have or be eligible for a secondary school teaching certificate and must include a copy with the application for admission. Kentucky candidates whose certificates have expired may be admitted, but they may enroll for only six hours before the must apply to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for reissued certificates.
International953 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
National917 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State607 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
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