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Individuals admitted to the Teaching of Writing certificate program must take three required courses (10 credits) and two elective courses (at least six credits). Courses may be taken in any order. [PDF]  View the course offering schedule. (PDF) (broken link) (39 KiB)

The three required courses for the certificate are Advanced Writing Workshop, Composition Theory, and Topics in Teaching Writing. These courses supply theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge about the teaching of writing. Elective courses allow individuals to pursue particular interests related to the teaching of writing.

Common Core

Please note that ENG 621 and ENG 622 may substitute for ENG 655. ENG 621 and 622 require special permission from the instructor. Both courses are only offered face-to-face.

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 555 Advanced Writing Workshop 4
ENG 625 Seminar: Composition Theory 3
ENG 655 Topics in Teaching Writing 3

Restricted Electives

Students may choose from the following course list, taking at least 6 credits.

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 584 Pedagogical Grammar and Academic English 4
ENG 649 Topics in Creative Writing: Teaching Creative Writing 3
ENG 656 Teacher Research in the Writing Classroom 3
ENG 657 Teaching Writing with Literature 3