Graduate Certificate Summary
DescriptionThe 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.
Teaching of Writing
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- 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
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the Department for this Certificate
- Plan of study approved by the director of the certificate program
Application DeadlineRolling admission, contact department for more information.
CoursesThe 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.
RequiredTake 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
ElectivesENGL 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
More Course InformationThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.
The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.
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