College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in English Pedagogy

The graduate certificate in English pedagogy provides students with coursework 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 coursework 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

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

ENGH 610 Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature 3
ENGH 615 Proseminar in Composition Instruction 3
Total Credits 6

Pedagogy Courses

Select two courses from the following: 6
Topics in Pedagogy  
Northern Virginia Writing Project Inservice Program 1  
Composition Theory  
Workshop in English 2  
Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language  
Total Credits 6

Offered only to full-time teachers through school district contracts.


Topic must be NVWP Summer Institute; open to full-time teachers on an invitation basis.


Select content-area coursework that supports their goals in developing pedagogical expertise 1 6
Total Credits 6

Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

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