With one of the largest writing studies faculties in the northwest, Boise State University’s M.A. in English degree with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition provides students with a strong foundation in both rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy, preparing graduates for both careers in the teaching of writing, particularly at a two-year college, and also for further graduate study in the field. The program offers students a range of possible research opportunities and practical experiences including teaching in the first-year writing program, tutoring in a thriving writing center, writing an optional thesis, and attending conferences such as the Conference on College Composition and Communication and the International Writing Centers Association. Strong university support for learning through technology offers opportunities to experiment with multimedia writing, digital genres, and online teaching.
careers in the teaching of writing, particularly at a two-year college, and also for further graduate study in the field.