The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing is a 20-hour program of study for certified middle school or high school teachers, part-time university writing faculty and lecturers in other disciplines, and M.A. students interested in earning a certificate in writing to enhance their professional teaching careers. To facilitate the schedules of grade 6-12 teachers, courses are offered on weekends, weekday evenings, and during the summer (e.g., two-week intensive courses).
The Certificate requires completion of five graduate courses consisting of one core course and four elective courses. Major topics include theories and methods of teaching writing; understanding linguistic diversity; uses of technology in writing; social aspects of writing development; non-fiction writing; writing assessment; and teacher research. Graduate credits earned can be applied toward the M.A. in English upon acceptance into the M.A.
The aims of the Certificate program are as follows:
For questions about admission to the program and graduation procedures contact the Graduate Office at 317-274-2258.
Questions about advising and curriculum should be directed to:
Professor Kim Brian Lovejoy, email@example.com, 317-274-2120, or
Pofessor Steve Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-278-2054