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.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
Application deadlineRolling 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
- ENGL 857: Composition Theory and Practice
- ENGL 857B: Nebraska Writing Project
- ENGL 875: Rhetoric
- ENGL 875A: Rhetoric of Women Writers
- ENGL 895: Internship in Teaching English
- ENGL 895A: Nebraska Writing Project Internship
- ENGL 880: Writing Theory and Practice for Consultants
- ENGL 882: Literacy and Community
- ENGL 973: Seminar in Literacy Theory
- ENGL 976: Rhetorical Theory
- ENGL 992B: Place-Conscious Teaching
- TEAC 813: Studies in Teaching ESL
- TEAC 818: Teaching Writing
- TEAC 838: Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher
- TEAC 840: Culture and Schooling
- TEAC 921: Seminar in Literacy Studies
- TEAC 944A: Curriculum as Aesthetic Text
- TEAC 950: Contextual Research in English/Language Arts
- TEAC 952: Language and Learning
- TEAC 953: Seminar in Writing in the Curriculum