Online Master’s Degree in Composition and Rhetoric

Prepare to Create and Deliver High-Quality Writing Instruction

Personalized. Affordable. Accessible.

If you’d like to develop the skills to teach composition at the college level or teach dual-credit composition courses, Shawnee State University Online Campus’s fully online graduate degree in composition and rhetoric can help you get there. While completing our master’s degree, you’ll learn teaching practices tailored to higher education, helping steer your educational and field experience toward the future you envision.

Shawnee State provides students with personalized learning experiences and guidance to foster success, no matter their starting point or career interests. Through quality academics and a renowned faculty, our graduates begin their careers with confidence and the skills necessary for personal and professional achievement.

Convenient Online Format

Course Length: 7 and 14 Weeks

Transfer up to 9 Credits

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Develop Impressive Teaching Practices

Seek your master’s degree in composition and rhetoric online with Shawnee State to learn strategies based on theory and empirical research in the field. The courses explore the history and theory of composition and rhetoric, as well as research methods in the field, providing a well-rounded education in teaching writing. You can finish the online program in less than two years, with the flexibility to take courses part-time or full-time as your schedule allows. Additional reasons to continue your education with Shawnee State include:

Dedicated Faculty

We are committed to helping our students meet their educational and professional goals.

Inclusive Environment

We offer quality academic programs to students of all cultural, financial, and religious backgrounds.

Individual Support

Our faculty members provide personalized guidance to help students succeed.

A Quality Education on Your Schedule

When you study online at Shawnee State, you’ll experience an education that matches the quality of our on-campus programs. At the same time, our online courses allow you to gain relevant career skills without committing to a set schedule. This flexibility makes it more convenient to pursue a degree or certificate while meeting your work and life commitments.

Get on Track to Teaching College-Level Classes

Shawnee State designed the M.A. in Composition and Rhetoric program for teachers interested in teaching English or writing at the high school, community college, and university levels. The program also qualifies graduates to teach courses for Ohio’s College Credit Plus and Dual Credit programs.

Careers to Pursue After Graduation

  1. Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher
  2. High School Teacher
  3. Writing Center Director
  4. Postsecondary Writing Program Administrator

Shawnee State University has provided students with personalized educational experiences since opening its doors as a public institution in 1986. Our future-focused degrees and certificates fit varying backgrounds and current goals, enabling you to take a direct path to career advancement and personal achievement.

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