College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in English Pedagogy

The graduate certificate in English pedagogy provides students with course work that focuses on teaching in the domains of English studies, including literature, composition, creative writing, and technical writing.

The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of several programs in English and elsewhere. Part of the course work toward the certificate may be applied to those degrees with the approval of the director of the degree program.

The graduate certificate in English pedagogy may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this certificate must complete 18 credits of English graduate courses: 6 credits in 2 core courses, 6 credits selected from the list of additional pedagogy courses, and 6 credits from area electives. Students must achieve a minimum grade of 3.00 in each course.

Two required courses (6 credits)

ENGH 610 - Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature Credits: 3

ENGH 615 - Proseminar in Composition Instruction Credits: 3

Two pedagogy courses (6 credits) chosen from:

ENGH 620 - Topics in Pedagogy Credits: 3

ENGH 695 - Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program  Credits: 1-3(offered only to full-time teachers through school district contracts)

ENGH 697 - Composition Theory Credits: 3

ENGH 699 - Workshop in English Credits: 1-3(NVWP Summer Institute; open to full-time teachers on an invitation basis)

LING 521 - Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language Credits: 3

Area electives (6 credits)

Students select content-area course work that supports their goals in developing pedagogical expertise. Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 18 credits

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