Those applying for both the M.A. in English and the certificate in the teaching of writing program should submit application materials for each to the College of Graduate Studies.
Those applying to work on the certificate alone must hold an undergraduate degree in English and submit an application form, a letter of interest, all college and graduate school transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to the College of Graduate Studies.
A certificate in the teaching of writing can be earned as part of the master’s degree in English (either literature or Writing Studies concentration). The certificate also can be earned separately from the degree.
The certificate is designed to offer continuing education for regional high school teachers of English and composition; to offer specialized education in composition to those earning master’s degrees who wish to pursue work as teachers of writing at regional community colleges and area universities; and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to earn job credentials in composition, as well as in literature.
Fifteen hours of course work are required for completion of the certificate:
|ENGL 5780||Contemporary Literary Theories And Criticism||3|
|ENGL 5090||Current Writing Theory||3|
|ENGL 6010||Seminar In English Instruction: Composition 1||3|
|ENGL 6180||Methods In Composition Research, Course Design And Assessment||3|
|ENGL 6890||Certificate Capstone||3|
This course assumes experience in teaching. Those not presently teaching will be asked to work with a teacher to gain that experience.
Those students working on the master’s degree also must fulfill all requirements of that degree.
No transfer of credits from other institutions will be allowed, although those students who complete ENGL 4090 while undergraduates at The University of Toledo will not be required to take ENGL 5090 if they received a grade of B or higher.