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Assessment of Writing – Master of Applied Science

Assessment of Writing – Master of Applied Science2019-03-25T18:30:06-06:00

Are you a teacher hoping to expand your skills, become more competitive and advance your career?

The Master of Applied Science (M.A.S.) in the Assessment of Writing option is for new or experienced teachers interested in improving their skills in teaching writing.  Key ideas include constructing writing assignments, integrating writing into the curriculum, applying exciting and innovative approaches to writing, assessing writing, and communicating the value and results of writing and writing assessment to students, parents and administrators.

The M.A.S. in the Assessment of Writing option uses core courses taught primarily by Education Department faculty.  The core courses are offered online.

The M.A.S. in the Assessment of Writing option also uses experienced writing teachers and researchers from the English and Modern Languages faculty.  English faculty, including those involved in Missouri Western’s National Writing Project site, teach courses on topics such as composition theory and research and intensive institutes on curricular design.

For more information on the M.A.S. in the Assessment of Writing option, please contact Dr. Michael Charlton at

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Assessment, Writing (Master of Applied Science, M.A.S.)

Professional Core
EDU 611Research Development and Literature Analysis3
EDU 678
EDU 679
Master Education Experience I
and Master Education Experience II
or EDU 630 Capstone
Concentration Requirements
EDU 512Teaching Writing with Technology3
or ENG 512 Teaching Writing with Technology
EDU 609Educational Research Formation3
EDU 610Prairie Lands Writing Project Invitational Institute6
or ENG 610 Prairie Lands Writing Project Invitational Institute
ENG 664Composition Theory and Pedagogy3
Electives - Nine credits from the following9
Topics in Teaching Writing
Topics in Teaching Writing
Professional Learning Community
Professional Learning Community
Seeking Support for Assessment: Funds, Partners, and Disseminating Results
Literature for Adolescents
Literature for Children
Grammar and the Teaching of Grammar
History of the English Language
Applied Educational Research: Developing a Learning and Assessment Plan
Total Credit Hours33

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).
Are you ready to declare a program of study? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the program director.

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