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Westfield State University hosts information session for Master of Education and Master of Arts in English

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018
CONTACT: Troy Watkins,, 413.572.5523

Flexible, affordable programs designed for the working adult

Westfield—The College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE) at Westfield State University will host an information session for its Master of Education and Master of Arts in English programs on Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Avenue, Westfield.

These graduate programs are designed to accommodate both working teachers seeking professional licensure and new educators seeking initial licensure. The Master of Education programs include early childhood education, elementary education, biology, mathematics, history, moderate disabilities and reading specialist. The non-licensure Master of Education has concentrations in history and vocational technical.

Westfield State also offers graduate English programs with initial or professional licensure, as well as a non-licensure track. “Our Master of Arts in English serves those seeking middle and secondary teaching licensure and those wanting advanced study of literature and writing to prepare for doctoral study, personal development, and other purposes,” said Program Director Stephen Adams, Ph.D. “The permanent faculty work closely with graduate students in small courses and seminars, and they bring current knowledge of their fields to innovative courses such as Creative Writing Pedagogy, Narrating Bodies, and Race in the English Classroom.”

Many graduate students have familial and career responsibilities that must be prioritized when it comes to furthering their education. The CGCE at Westfield State values its students and is aware of and sensitive to these challenges. Westfield State University offers afternoon and evening courses in the fall, spring, and summer sessions as well as full-time or part-time matriculation options.

Information session attendees will have an opportunity to speak with Outreach Team members and faculty about the program and its application process. The $50 application fee will be waived for all information session attendees. To RSVP, visit For more information, call 413-572-8020 or email

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

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