Certificate in Professional Communication
Communication professionals work in a rapidly changing environment that requires them to update their abilities throughout their career. Both conceptual and technological issues underlie those changes. This online certificate program is designed to help those communicators remain current and competitive.
The certificate requires 15 semester hours (s.h.) of courses in the area of Technical and Professional Communication with a minimum B average in all certificate course work. Only 3 s.h. of a grade of C will count toward this certificate. Internship (ENGL 6740, 6741) and Directed Reading (ENGL 6725) courses cannot count toward the certificate. No hours in another discipline can be counted. For additional information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or Brent Henze.
Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures
The graduate certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures offers continuing education for post baccalaureate teachers, professionals, and potential graduate degree students in literatures from diverse ethnic and cultural groups that may have been excluded from mainstream literary studies. Course work is interdisciplinary, with emphases on genre, historical context, and critical methodologies, with a focus on ethnic American and world literatures written in English.
This certificate is offered only online. Completion requires 12 semester hours (s.h.) of courses, including ENGL 6340 and 6360 (required), and 6 s.h. to be selected from ENGL 6330, 6350, 6370, 6380, 6420, 6450, 6460, 7350, and 7365. Other special topics graduate courses in related areas may be approved on an individual basis.
Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies, Ellen Arnold or Rick Taylor.
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The TESOL Certificate is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The certificate helps prepare professionals planning to teach English language learners (ELLs) in public/private sectors in the US or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in such contexts overseas.
Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas. Nonnative speakers of English are required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll as nondegree seeking students or pursue the certificate concurrently while enrolled in an ECU graduate program. Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.
The certificate requires 9 s. h. of graduate-level course work, including ENGL 6528 and 6531 (required), and 3 s.h. to be selected from ENGL 6009, 6526, 6527, 6529, 7525, 7530, 7535, 7605, and 7680.
Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies or Lida Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Master of Arts Degree in English
Each entering student should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies, who will review curriculum requirements and options and will suggest appropriate courses related to available concentrations: English Studies, Literature, Linguistics, TESOL, Technical and Professional Communication (TPC), Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, and Multicultural and Transnational Literatures (MTL).
A minimum of 33 s.h. of course work is required, with a final examination on the Thesis or Comprehensive Assessment Project. Subject matter from course work may also be a part of the examination.
A research methods course, selected from 6009, 6805, 7005, 7601, 7701 (3 s.h.)
Concentrations (choose one) 18 s.h.
English Studies: An approved, unified program of study including at least 3 hrs. from each of 3 concentrations or areas of study, and an additional 9 hrs. of coursework chosen from ENGL courses.
Creative Writing: Select maximum of 12 hrs. from ENGL 5840, 5850, 5860, 5890; and minimum of 6 hrs. from 6865, 6870, and 6880.
Linguistics: ENGL 7530 and 15 hrs. from ENGL 6505, 6526, 6527, 6528, 6529, 6531, 7525, 7535, 7565, 7605, 7680.
Literature: Select 6 hrs. from ENGL 5160, 5165, 6116, 6121, 6131, 6151, 6215. Select 6 hrs from ENGL 5125, 5150, 5170, 5230, 5250, 5260, 5275, 5280, 6155, 6175, 6185, 6220, 6250, 6260, 6330, 6350, 6390. Select 6 hrs from either of the previous two groups or ENGL 5060, 5330, 6340, 6360, 6370, 6380, 6450, 6460, 6515, 6870, 7065, 7070, 7165, 7265, 7365.
Multicultural and Transnational Literatures: Select 18 hrs. from ENGL 6330, 6340, 6350, 6360, 6370, 6380, 6420, 6450, 6460, 7300, 7350, 7365.
Rhetoric and Composition: ENGL 6625, 7615, 7630; and 6 hrs from ENGL 6000, 7665, 7950, 7960, 7975, and 3 additional hours from Linguistics, TESOL, or Technical and Professional Communication concentration.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): ENGL 6528, 6531, 7530; and 9 hrs. from ENGL 6505, 6526, 6527, 6529, 7525, 7535, 7565, 7605, 7680.
Technical and Professional Communication: ENGL 7702; and 15 hrs. from ENGL 6700, 6715, 6721, 6725, 6740, 6741, 7701, 7705, 7710, 7712, 7716, 7730, 7745, 7746, 7750, 7765, 7766, 7780, 7785, 7790.
English electives or courses from another department (6 s.h.)
A Thesis that demonstrates the student’s ability to gather, arrange, and interpret material that bears on a particular problem (6 s.h.).
A Comprehensive Assessment Project and additional coursework in English (6 s.h.).