Teaching of Literature and Post-Master’s Certificate in the Teaching of Literature, Certificate

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Judy Logan, Program Director
509.359.6035

This program is designed for individuals who already have or are working on Master’s Degrees and have significant experience in education, composition/rhetoric, TESOL or technical writing. Documentation of the graduate degree or program in progress and relevant prior experience is required for admission.

Individuals with Master’s degrees in hand often discover that in order to teach literature at the community college level they need some coursework in literature and experience in the teaching of literature. This is particularly true of those with degrees in Rhetoric and Composition because many schools now use literature to teach composition and most who teach composition at the community college level are also expected to teach introductory literature courses. This certification program addresses the needs of these people.

Program Prerequisites: ten quarter or six semester college or university credits in literature and a graduate degree or current graduate-student status in a related program (education, composition/rhetoric, TESOL or technical writing [or literature, if the student has no teaching experience]).

Required Certificate Courses
ENGL 598SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (and two additional approved 400- or 500-level literature courses or seminars)15
ENGL 695BINTERNSHIP: TEACHING LITERATURE5
Total Credits20

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate careful reading of a text and explicate a text using a range of literary theories and critical methodologies;
  • reflectively assess their own ongoing development as writers and teachers.