What You Will Learn
What Is The Creative Writing Education Degree?
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Education is housed within the College
of Education for teacher licensure in secondary education. The curriculum provides
a foundation of writing skills, editing techniques, and advanced work through teaching
internships necessary for the licensure requirements in grades 4 through 12.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Mastery of the conventions of standard written English
- Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres
- Effective oral and written communication, using critical vocabulary
- Familiarity with major figures, works, and movements in British and American literature,
including the ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix
- Ability to conduct research and use it effectively
- Understanding of process of creating fiction and poetry, including knowledge of literary
terms and forms
- Ability to produce original creative work in poetry and fiction, including works which
utilize a variety of literary devices
- Ability to critique and copyedit one’s own work and the work of others
- Knowledge of contemporary literature and the 21st century publishing industry
- Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage and the cultural role of languages
in the global community
- Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing English language arts at the secondary levelClick here for a complete list of Student Learning Objectives
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What resources are available to me?
- Modern Language Association
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs
- College English Association
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Communication Association
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Rhetoric Society of America
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the creative writing field vary from prose/poetry authorship to journalism and technical writing. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in public relations, marketing, and copy editing.
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach at the junior
or senior high level, opportunities may also exist within the realms of public education
and private teaching to adults and/or children.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Creative Writing Education Degree?
For more information about the Creative Writing Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog.