Online Graduate Credits
Online English Graduate Courses
Beginning Fall 2018, MU English is offering online graduate courses through Mizzou Online for high school teachers and other qualified students seeking graduate-level credit hours, post-baccalaureate experience, or enrichment in English literature and language.
- Certify to teach dual credit courses: This program of 6 courses fulfills the Higher Learning Commission requirement for 18 credit hours at the graduate level, needed to teach dual-enrollment high school/college English courses.
- Take electives for your Masters of Education (English Education emphasis) degree
- These courses do not count towards Mizzou's MA or PhD degrees in English for students receiving assistantships, but are open by approval to English MA students who are working on their degrees part-time and not holding a teaching assistantship. For more information about taking one of these courses as part of a degree program in English, contact our Director of Graduate Studies.
- Any questions? See Mizzou Online (enrollment and finances) or contact Frances Dickey (curriculum)
Schedule of courses:
Transatlantic Modernism, taught by Frances Dickey (English 7140)
- Early 20th-century poetry and fiction from Dublin, London, Paris, New York and other modernist cultural centers
- The American novel as an attempt to capture the distinctiveness of American identities and experiences from its rise in the post-revolutionary era to the brink of the 20th century
The Story of English from Its Medieval Beginnings, taught by Johanna Kramer (English 7611)
- History of the English language, explored through literature, with an emphasis on its development from the early Middle Ages through the Early Modern period (ca. 500-ca. 1700)
Literature after 1945, taught by Sheri-Marie Harrison (English 7179)
- Multinational literature of the postwar and contemporary eras
Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, taught by William Kerwin (English 7220)
- Shakespeare’s plays with some attention to other Renaissance texts
The Romantic Age in England and America, taught by Noah Heringman (English 7178)
- English and American Romanticism in historical and philosophical context, with an emphasis on poetry
Sequence continues with two courses, topics TBA
Create a schedule that meets your needs:
- Work at home or on the road; no on-campus meetings
- Courses may be taken in any order
- Start in August, January, or June
- Complete 18 credits in 18 months, or take courses at your convenience
- Not necessary to take all six courses unless seeking to fulfill the 18-credit requirement
Develop key skills and knowledge:
- Study the classics and experience new authors
- Deepen your knowledge of the English language and literature in historical and cultural context
- Learn and apply a variety of critical methods for interpreting literature
- Develop advanced analytic and writing skills through structured assignments and feedback from experienced doctoral faculty
- Bachelor’s degree or higher
- Teaching certificate or experience
I want to get started! What do I do now?
I am already enrolled in a program at MU:
- Sign up for English 7310 when available on Mizzou Online
I’m not enrolled in any program right now:
- Learn about and apply for admission for non-degree students
Contact Mizzou Online with questions about enrollment, tuition, technology, etc.
Contact the director, Frances Dickey with questions about curriculum, preparation, etc.