Heritage University’s Master of Arts in English program is for students teaching or seeking to teach at the secondary or college level as well as for those who wish to prepare for Ph.D. studies in English literature, linguistics or composition theory.
Heritage University’s Masters in Education in English Language and Literature program is for students qualified (as appropriate) with English/Language Arts Endorsement; credentials to instruct college-level courses in writing, language, and literature; and/or preparation to gain admission to terminal degree programs in English or related fields.
The English Graduate Program offers several degree paths for students seeking additional study of literature, language, and writing. Students may pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Organizational Leadership, with a Specialization in English Language and Literature, combining course work in English and Education; a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Multicultural English Literature and Language, with additional course work in a more specialized area of English; or one of several certificate programs, including one for students seeking the Washington State English/Language Arts 5-12 endorsement.
Success is in reach
Heritage makes continuing education fit your busy life. You can choose to complete either of the entire English programs online and/or in traditional classrooms on the Toppenish campus. Convenient course times also let you continue to work while earning your degree. All courses are available around the clock online and are taught on campus predominately during weekends and occasionally in the evening.
The path is clear
The English programs maintain a multicultural emphasis and blend studies in a broad array of areas, such as American, British, Chicano/a, and Native American literature as well as literature by women. The programs' flexibility allows students to design their individual programs to meet their long-term goals and to choose special topics directed toward their theses. Students can elect to concentrate their studies in multicultural literature, applied linguistics or writing, or they can build a generalist program from courses that fall into each of these categories.
At Heritage you’ll learn from dedicated professors who have Ph.D. or MFA specializations related to American ethnic literatures and/or complementary literary theory as well as credentials in linguistics, creative writing and composition theory—all with multicultural emphases.
Offered in Toppenish and online.