Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Literature for Educators
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators program is designed for middle and high-school teachers, giving them the perfect mix of an MFA in Creative Writing and a traditional MA in English Literature, in one well-coordinated package.  The curriculum begins with a foundation course, Reading Like a Writer, that introduces the practice of writerly exegesis and the focus on how meaning is created.  Other courses provide both a creative and writerly/analytical experience in each of the major genres that educators are likely to see in student work, providing greater breadth and enriched understanding and connection to the advanced readerly aspects of the literature often taught in high school.  The program takes creative writing abilities to the next level; trains educators to be confident, constructive, and versatile teachers of creative writing; and trains them to be master interpreters of literature who can use creative approaches and assignments to get their students fired up and thinking deeply about challenging texts.


One three-day weekend residency on campus is required.

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education