M.A. in Instructional Communication
Our M.A. in Instructional Communication is an off-campus graduate program designed for the professional educator who is employed full-time in the education setting (e.g., teacher, school administrator, education specialist). It is a non-thesis program for the individual who wishes to apply the principles of communication to teaching academic disciplines other than communication; the program is not intended to certify speech teachers. Literally thousands of West Virginia teachers have successfully completed this program in the last 30 years.
Courses and Locations
Courses in the M.A. in Instructional Communication are taught in Charleston.Instructional MA Schedule Summer-Fall 2014 Instructional M.A. Required Textbooks List for Summer-Fall 2014
To graduate with the M.A. degree in Instructional Communication, students must complete 36 hours of coursework and pass a comprehensive exam. Of the 36 hours, 30 of the hours must be completed in the Department. All 36 hours of coursework may be taken in Communication Studies, but students may be able to transfer in 6 credits from another accredited program or university.
In addition, no courses for which a student earns a grade below B- can be counted toward the 36 hours. An overall Grade Point Average of 3.00 is required for graduation. Students who receive more than 6 hours below B- may not be permitted to remain in the program.Instructional MA FAQ
For additional information, please contact Dr. Scott Myers, Coordinator of the MA in Instructional Communication program.