The Teaching Literature Certificate

View the Certificate brochure here: Teaching Literature Certificate

To apply online, visit the IUPUI Graduate Office

Student Consumer Information on this Program

For more information, contact:

Jane E. Schultz
Director of Literature
Professor of English
317 274 0082

Teaching Literature Certificate Requirements


Admission to the Certificate program requires one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a B.A. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or the equivalent from an accredited institution; or
  • Current enrollment as a Graduate student at IUPUI; or
  • Successful completion of an M.A. degree or higher at an accredited university; or
  • State certification in middle school or high school teaching.
  • A one page Personal Statement regarding your interest in the program is also required.


Visit the IUPUI Graduate Office to apply online.

When you have accessed the application, use the information below as a guide.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Literature is located under IU Graduate School
  • On the application in the Intended Program and Plan section, select the following:
    • Type of degree: "graduate certificate" from the drop down menu
    • Academic Program: "IU Graduate School" from drop down menu
      • Do not select "English (IU Graduate School)" or the Teaching Literature Certificate will not appear
    • Academic Plan: "Teaching Literature Certificate" from drop down menu

NOTE: The certificate programs do not require letters of recommendation. However, the online application can only be submitted if at least one recommender is named.

For information about curriculum requirements, download the Teaching Literature Certificate Requirements

Information about courses will be available soon.