Teaching of Writing Graduate and Post-Master’s Certificate
Justin Young, Program Director
EWU graduate students in good standing who intend to pursue college teaching careers may complete the Certificate in the Teaching of Writing program while working toward their graduate degrees. The Certificate program provides an education in composition theories and pedagogies, including areas of curriculum development, assessment practices, research design, grammar instruction and teaching and/or tutoring. Credits earned as part of the certificate program may also be counted toward students’ graduate requirements upon approval from their advisor.
Individuals who already have master’s degrees and who have significant experience in education, literature, communications, business or technology may also pursue this program.
Any course substitutions must be approved by the current English Composition director before being submitted to the Graduate Programs Office.
|Required Certificate Courses|
|ENGL 511||COMPOSITION PEDAGOGIES: THEORIES AND PRACTICES||5|
|ENGL 520||SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN||5|
|ENGL 568||TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: PRACTICE, THEORY AND PEDAGOGY||5|
|ENGL 573||HISTORY OF RHETORIC (or an approved substitution)||5|
|or ENGL 575||CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORIES|
|ENGL 560||APPLIED LINGUISTICS||5|
|or ENGL 564||PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION|
|ENGL 695A||INTERNSHIP: TEACHING COMPOSITION||3-5|
|or ENGL 695E||INTERNSHIP: WRITER'S CENTER|
Graduates will be able to:
- develop research-based plans for the assessment of student writing in a college-level writing course;
- produce a curriculum for a college composition course based on current best practices in the field of composition and rhetoric;
- write a research-based essay focused on a pedagogical issue in the field of composition, suitable for submission to a graduate scholarly conference or publication.