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Teaching Writing Certificate

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,, 317-274-2120, or
Pofessor Steve Fox,, 317-278-2054


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