Teaching of Writing (Graduate Certificate)

Writing certificate programs are a fast and flexible way for undergraduates to boost their resumes and for busy professionals to gain a graduate credential. You may specialize in the teaching of writing. With a focus on real-world applications, certificates require 12-to-18 credit hours and can sometimes be completed in a year.

Why choose a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

The graduate Certificate in Teaching of Writing meets the renewal credit requirement for licensed teachers and provides a credential to teach composition at community colleges. Regardless of your major or your career goal, a writing certificate will give you an edge.

What Will You Learn?

  • 18-hour program with flexible electives grounded in theory and practice
  • Provides credentials to teach composition at community colleges
  • Meets renewal credit requirement for licensed teachers
  • Helps teachers across disciplines to upgrade their writing pedagogy
  • Advanced coursework in rhetoric, writing, reading, and pedagogical inquiry explores best practices and outcome-based assessment, peer review/response, process/product emphasis, and diversity.

What Will You Do?

Popular Careers for Writers include:

  • Proposal Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Senior Technical Writer
  • Senior Copywriter
  • Technical Writer
  • Managing Editor
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Publications Editor
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Web Content Editor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Public Relations (PR) Specialist
  • Proofreader
  • Grant Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Assistant Editor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
Faculty and Staff
  • Dr. Ji Young Kim (Chair)
  • Dr. Beth Bir (Assistant Chair)
  • Ms. Vickie Bannon (Administrative Support Associate)
  • Dr. Trela Anderson
  • Dr. Sara Boissonneau
  • Dr. Brenda Hammack
  • Dr. Brooksie Harrington
  • Dr. Eric Hyman
  • Ms. LaTasha Jones
  • Dr. Nicole McFarlane
  • Dr. Edward McShane
  • Dr. Joshua Murray
  • Dr. Micki Nyman
  • Dr. Maria Orban
  • Dr. Dean Swinford
  • Dr. Chuck Tryon
  • Dr. Alison Van Nyhuis
  • Professor Carole Weatherford
  • Ms. Toni Thomas
  • Ms. Crystal Edmonds
  • Ms. Yuri Abdul-Latif
  • Dr. Dorothy Tatum