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English Masters Update


This is an exciting time for our program as we update the M.A.! The English Department at the University of Illinois Springfield has “paused” our M.A. admissions because we are redesigning our curriculum. This means that we are not accepting M.A. applications currently.

We continue to accept applications for our Certificate program in Teaching English. This is an 18-hour program in which students take a sequence of five courses intended to prepare individuals for teaching at the post-secondary level, primarily at community colleges or junior colleges. If eventually accepted for our M.A. program, students could petition to apply most of these credits towards the new M.A. program.