RE: teaching tech writing? + MA degree

Subject: RE: teaching tech writing? + MA degree
From: "Steve Arrants" <steve_arrants -at- sonic -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 13:10:33 -0700

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> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-63935 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of julie
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> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 12:48 PM
> Subject: RE: teaching tech writing? + MA degree
> Thanks for all the informative replies. :)
> Now I am wondering about Master's degrees. I have ~7 years of tech writing
> experience, and a BA in English. It looks like my teaching options will be
> much improved if I have an MA.
> What does the MA have to be in? Does a general MA in Liberal Arts count,
> or should I look into a MA Ed.? may probably need one. I think that experience in the field is
MORE important than fancy-schmancy pedagogical letters after my name. I
used to teach evening courses through UC-Berkeley. I'd been techwriting for
about 14 years when I started teaching. Extension classes most likely won't
require an advanced degree; joining an English faculty most likely will.

steve arrants


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