“When students believe success is possible, they will try.”
To help Magrida’s students build psychological, educational and professional knowledge necessary for learning and teaching English.
To help students see themselves as professionals, as part of a discipline with skills and abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate work.
To provide quality programs for learners with specialized English needs and goals.
To provide students with sophisticated writing and critical thinking skills useful not only in the academy but also in the world at large.
To offer opportunities to explore identity, values, manners, and morals.
To give students a sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging participation in service-learning and in diverse and international course work and programming.
To develop students’ creativity, self-assessment, and critical thinking skills.
To assure that students encounter creativity crucial to English studies through theater productions, readings by professional writers, and their own creative and critical production and presentation.
To develop students’ abilities in the different language skills through the use of up-to date materials and employing different media of modern technology.
To balance the needs of general education – communication, diversity, global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies – with those of the major.