Teaching of Writing

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The certificate in Teaching of Writing is designed specifically for students interested in enhancing their teaching skills in the area of writing. This certificate provides advanced coursework in rhetoric, literacy, writing and teacher inquiry. Students who successfully complete the certificate requirements will benefit from improved professional skills and marketability.

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Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.


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Graduate Chair
Dr. Marco Abel

Faculty Contact
Dr. Stacey Waite

337c Andrews Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0333

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by the department

  • Plan of study approved by the director of the certificate program
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Rolling admission, contact department for more information.


The graduate certificate program consists of five courses. Due to the variation in credit per course, students will take 15 - 18 semester credit hours. Up to six credit hours may be taken outside the English Department.

Unless otherwise noted, courses listed below are 3 credit hours each.


Take at least one of these three courses.

  • ENGL 857A: Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 957: Composition Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 957B: Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institute


Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

More course information

The Course Catalog provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: English.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Stacy Dam.