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Master of arts in teaching English language arts

This degree is intended for American teachers in U. S. schools in grades K-13 who are interested in learning more about effective teaching of literacy (writing, reading/literature, and language/linguistics) and applying their learning to their own teaching.

The broad-based program allows students to 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 concentration areas highlighted by the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Professional Board of Teaching Standards (NPBTS).

English Education Faculty, Boise State University:

Program Director:
Bruce Robbins
LA 211 F; 208-426-3036

Jim Fredricksen
Gateway Ctr 103 A; 208-426-4881 

Jeffrey Wilhelm
Gateway Ctr 103 B; 208-426-1199

All three English Education faculty members are experienced secondary school teachers of English with doctorates in the teaching of English language arts.