Master of Arts in Teaching Writing


Program Description

The online Master of Arts in Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Program prepares teachers at all levels and in all disciplines to become master teachers of writing, acquiring new and innovative ways to teach writing to their students.

In addition to studying theories and best practices, teachers can simultaneously pursue their own writing in an exciting and supportive online community of teachers and writers. This nine-course program allows participants to address individual situations, needs, and interests while learning within a diverse community.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university
  • Applicants who received their bachelor’s degree in a country outside of the United States are required to provide a course-by-course credential evaluation and TOEFL scores if English is not their first language
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed Application
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Samples
  • Optional: Up to Three Letters of Recommendation

Students must complete all academic work in a master’s degree or certificate program within five years.

The five-year span is calculated from the start of the first course that counts toward the degree (including time spent on continuous enrollment). Continuous enrollment does not stop or extend the time limitation requirement. This time limit includes any courses taken at another Johns Hopkins school/division that have been approved to count toward the degree or certificate. If necessary, students may request from their program committee an extension of time to complete their program beyond the five-year limitation.

If an extension is granted, it will be communicated in a letter, and the five-year limit increased by the time included in the extension. An extension may be granted for a semester up to a full year, and in rare circumstances for two years.

Last updated May 2019

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