Certificate in Teaching Writing

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Admission to the Certificate

Contact the English Department graduate coordinator for information about the certificate program.

  1. Postbaccalaureate standing;
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate upper-division coursework.

Recommendation for the Certificate

  1. Completion of the certificate coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0;
  2. Completion of the certificate within a seven-year period. Students who have taken any required course that expires because it exceeds the seven-year limitation will be required to retake the course or its equivalent, as designated by the English Department graduate coordinator. Petitions to waive this requirement will not be approved.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

ENG 6120Contemporary Composition and Discourse Theory3
ENG 6600Approaches to Teaching Writing3
Twelve units chosen from (at least 6 units must be 6000-level):12
Writing in the Public Sphere
Introduction to Literacy and Writing Studies
Tutoring Writing: Theory and Practice
TESL Methods
Writing Center Studies
Seminar in Teaching Writing
Multimodal Writing and the Public Sphere
Total Units18