Teaching College English in the Schools

Created in consultation with St. Paul Public Schools, the UST credentialing program meets the Higher Learning Commission’s requirements for teaching college English in Minnesota high schools. According to the new HLC requirements, teachers who deliver these courses must have 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in English. We have designed this program to meet the needs of teachers by emphasizing multicultural literatures and English pedagogy. We also offer a variety of extracurricular activities designed to promote collaboration and exchange between teachers enrolled in the program.‌

Why pursue graduate study at the University of St. Thomas?

The English Graduate Program is a dynamic intellectual community focused on intensive study of literature, writing, pedagogy, critical theory, and new media. While investigating a diverse array of texts, students develop skills in advanced research, scholarly writing, and textual analysis. Our faculty members are accomplished scholars who produce cutting-edge research; they also take pride in being master teachers and mentors. Courses and seminars are capped at 14 and 12 students, respectively, allowing for lively classroom engagement and personalized attention. The flexibility of our evening course schedule allows students to engage in a rigorous academic program while pursuing other career and personal goals.