The Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
The Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing in High School/Middle School is available to those already certified as middle school or high school teachers. Teachers should be able to complete this certificate in two summers and one academic year. Teachers earn a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing in High School/Middle School by satisfactorily completing 18 hours of graduate work in the Teaching of Writing.
(Please see the Randy Beebe, Director of English Graduate Studies, for more information [firstname.lastname@example.org])
All students must complete the following six-credit course:
ENG 5585 Writing Project for K-12 Teachers**
Students should choose at least four of the following three-credit courses:
ENG 4760 Studies in Professional Writing*
ENG 4801 Integrating the English Language Arts
ENG 4906 Problems in the Teaching of English*
ENG 5007 Composition Theory and Pedagogy
ENG 5011 Studies in Composition and Rhetoric*
ENG 5091 Studies in Language, Linguistics, and Literacy*
By completing these five courses, teachers will earn 18 hours of graduate work that may be applied toward an M.A. in English.
The new program creates opportunities in the EIU English Department for full-time high school and middle school teacher to develop and enhance expertise in the teaching of writing in their classes. The Certificate (appearing on the transcript) professionally recognizes the significant accomplishment of those who pass 18 graduate hours in the teaching of writing.
Again, credits earned for a certificate may be applied toward an M.A. in English.
*These courses may be repeated.
** Students must complete one year of teaching before applying for English 5585.