English Education (Graduate)

Innovate your language arts classroom experience and become a leader in your field by further focusing on pedagogy and general issues related to practices and policies within the field of English education.

English Education – Master of Art (M.A.)

Designed for working secondary English and literacy teachers, the online English Education graduate program at Montana State is created for teachers who wish to become leaders in their field or wish to transition from high school to higher education teaching. Centering on pedagogy coursework, the English Education graduate program then provides coursework that stretches across the domains of English and literacy teachers, including the teaching and learning of literature; writing; linguistics; literacies, interactions and place; and the preparation for either a professional paper or thesis as a capstone to their degree. Additionally, the Yellowstone Writing Project – which continues to attract master teachers from across Montana – is an encouraged component to the program to further immerse students in their own writing and the study of writing instruction.


English Education students are heavily encouraged to work with the Yellowstone Writing Project, which engages in a variety of professional practice projects and public teaching opportunities such as hosting the Montana State Youth Writing Camps or Yellowstone Regional Film Screening for the International Youth Silent Film Festival.



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Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the Department of English and Graduate School offer includes:

Additionally, graduate students may apply for departmental teaching assistantships, which are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply for an assistantship, reach out to the Department of English for more information.

Distance Education

Montana State’s M.A. in English Education is designed to accommodate educators who wish to advance their education while staying in the classroom by offering an online educational experience in order to maintaining their busy professional lives in their communities. For any candidate interested in a more traditional graduate experience, on the Bozeman campus, they are welcome to attend any and all seminars in person.






Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the English Education program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the English Education program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Department of English may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.