For classified admission to the D.A. program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
Priority will be given to experienced, successful teachers.
Students admitted conditionally without GRE scores must take the tests the first time they are offered following the student's admission. Continuation in the program is subject to a student's meeting this requirement.
Not more than nine semester hours beyond the M.A. may be transferred from other institutions.
At least two consecutive semesters of full-time residence study are required. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for the D.A. degree. Three grades below B during the entire program will automatically disqualify a student.
Graduate students must follow the policy on incomplete grades as it is listed in the Idaho State University Graduate Catalog.
Teaching assistantships and D.A. fellowships will not be renewed for students with incomplete grades on their transcripts.
A minimum of 12 semester credits, including the following requirements:
ENGL 631 Seminar in Teaching Writing 3 cr ENGL 700 Supervised Teaching Internship 6 cr An additional pedagogy course approved by the department 3 crStudents will design an interdisciplinary component appropriate for their interests and professional needs. The Graduate Committee must approve a written prospectus for this component before the student begins the course work. In this component students are expected to explore relationships between English and another discipline (e.g., art, drama, rhetoric, psychology, history, philosophy).
Interdisciplinary ComponentA minimum of 12 semester credits.
ENGL 613 Methods of Scholarship in Language and Literature 3 cr ENGL 611 Literary Theory and Criticism 3 cr Course work in language studies 6 crCourse work in language studies must include two courses chosen from the following list:
ENGL g401 Advanced Composition and Prose Analysis ENGL g481 Advanced Grammar ENGL g485 Linguistic Analysis ENGL g486 Old English ENGL g487 History of the English Language ENGL 685 Seminar in Linguistics SPCH g436 Rhetorical Criticism OR SPCH g437 Rhetorical Theory Seminars in literature 12 crOne of these must be in literature before 1800 and one must be in literature after 1800.
Comprehensive ExaminationThe comprehensive examination, taken after the student has completed at least 32 semester credits beyond the M.A. degree, includes the following sections:
a. Language studies b. Genre c. Literature before 1800 or after 1800.The comprehensive examination may be repeated one time, within 12 months.
Foreign Language RequirementStudents must demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language, either modern or ancient, before the program of study is complete. The purpose of this requirement is for students to have a current knowledge of a language other than English and of its relation to the culture from which it originates. Students may satisfy this requirement in one of the following ways:
By passing four semesters of one foreign language with an average grade of B, either during the course of study for the graduate degree or with an interval of no longer than two years between the completion of the last language course and the beginning of graduate study in English at Idaho State University. By passing a two-part examination administered by the Foreign Language Department with a grade of B.
- By having completed a major in a foreign language, as verified by a college transcript.
- By having satisfied a foreign language requirement as part of having completed an M.A. in English with an interval of no longer than two years between the completion of the last language course and the beginning of graduate study in English at Idaho State University.