15 Online English Degree Programs Available
Being "well-read" isn't just for famous bards like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Milton—it's for the students, professors, critics and writers who devote themselves to the study of English. A knack for literature and writing is very valuable in both the marketplace and at the post secondary level. In the latter case,... English majors interact with professors who have advanced degrees in their field, are published writers and critics, and who are well-read across the entire canon of Anglophone literature. Instructors teach more sophisticated strategies for literary interpretation, while helping students to hone their writing through creative, critical, and practical exercises.
English majors take a variety of literature courses focusing on different literary periods (e.g. Romantic, Victorian, modernist), major canonical figures (e.g. Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton), and critical perspectives (e.g. feminist, Freudian, post-colonial). Volumes of reading is one expectation; thoughtful responses class discussion, written assignments, and on exams is another. Courses that focus more on writing are commonly taught in a workshop format, in which drafts are put through peer review and revised throughout the length of the course. Small classes called seminars focus intensely on one subject, while lecture-format survey courses expose students to literature from a specific era.
Getting an English degree online is a viable option for aspiring writers, literary critics, and those who just want to improve their practical communication skills—but may not have the same flexibility as a traditional-aged student. These days, it is not mandatory to sit in a classroom to get a quality education. Online students of English can now log into class, receive instruction, conduct research, and create interactive documents, all from a single computer. After all, this frees up a lot of extra time to get through all ten of Milton's "Paradise Lost" books.
Concordia University’s one-year, fully-online Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy prepares you to work with children in grades 6 through 12 in schools, schoo more >
Gain critical skills to effectively assess and assist students in grades K-12 to improve their literacy with SNHU's Reading and Writing Specialist degree online. more >
The 30-credit hour MATL curriculum starts with an exploration of active learning and classroom management strategies for today's interactive classroom: more >
Tiffin University's concentration in English allows students to explore both canonical and contemporary literature from around the world in courses such as The Culture and Literature of Modernity, more >
Capella is unique among online universities in offering a master's specialization in Reading and Literacy that is state-approved, which is a requirement for licensure in some states. more >
The English degree program at Robert Morris University provides students with unique choices and experiences as well as the kind of academic preparation necessary for a career in today's competiti more >
Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (BA/SS) degree from Ashford University and develop a sound understanding of the society we live in - individuals, families, communities, governments, and c more >
Ottawa University's Bachelor of English degree encourages students to relate literary insights to their own lives as they become productive, sensitive, and ethical problem-solvers. more >
Gain a broad foundation for teaching reading as it relates to literacy acquisition with a Master of Education Reading Program Specialist degree from Liberty University Online. more >
The Master of Arts in Reading online program, offered through the School of Education and SAU Online, provides the knowledge and skill set to earn the Reading Specialist (BR) endorsement for certified more >
The Bachelor of Arts in English degree is designed to provide students with substantive academic content in the discipline of their choice. more >
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is pleased to announce that its Master's Degree in Reading and Language is now available entirely online. more >
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in English Literature program is designed to provide its majors with a general knowledge of the history of English and American literature and specific k more >