Gregory Wilburn ’16, M.A. ’18

Career Path: Aspiring middle or high school English teacher

“The study of English is comprised of understanding and discussing the gravity of stories gathered across histories, cultures, and values. I have gathered the skills to personally and professionally discuss these stories, instruct others about them, and think deeply on them for the benefit of students in the middle school and high school classroom.”

What was your favorite aspect of the M.A. in English program?

The most positive aspect of my experience has been the professional and compassionate way in which every professor has instructed their courses. They challenge their students while providing foundational knowledge and practice, which establishes an environment in which students can succeed with the material and the personal value it imparts.

Were there any other benefits to completing your master’s in English at APU?

I discovered the M.A. in English program during my senior year as an APU undergraduate and learned about the 4+1 B.A./M.A. option. It allowed me to take M.A. courses as an undergraduate and get acclimated to the rigor of graduate study while accumulating credits toward the master’s degree. This opportunity gave me a head start on earning my graduate degree.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.