The Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

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Complete Program Available Online Summer 2017
18-Hour Online Certificate Program

The Teaching Certificate (CTW) is an ideal way for high school and middle-level educators to pursue professional development with only one required course, ENG 5585, Writing Project for K-12 Teachers.

CTW Advantages

  • Qualify for Dual-Credit Certification
  • Complete Professional Development requirements
  • Connect with Writing Teachers in the Region through EIU's Eastern Illinois Writing Project  which is allied with the National Writing Project

Pre-Requisites for Admission

  • Fully certified at high school or middle school level
  • Non ELA educators may use the certificate for ELA endorsement
  • Non-certified students (who have completed a BA degree) may enroll with approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Chair of the Department of English.

How to Apply

  • Follow the MyEIU link to begin the application process
  • In addition to the application fee, you will need to submit a résumé/cv and a professional statement (describing your goals for the certificate and areas of interest or expertise).

For further information, contact Dr. Randy Beebe (rlbeebe@eiu.edu), Graduate Coordinator, English Department, Eastern Illinois University.