Strengthen Your Teaching Credentials with a Specialization in English
Enhance your career in secondary education by earning a Certificate in English Studies at the University at Albany. You can choose to specialize in one of three areas of study: American Literature and Culture, Global English Studies or Writing Practices.
This certificate provides you with extensive training in competencies such as rhetoric and composition, literary analysis, and literary history. With the skills developed through the CGS in English Studies program, you can distinguish yourself within the highly competitive market for humanities educators.
Program of Study
The English Studies CGS is a certificate option if you are pursuing the Master of Science in Secondary Education or a Master of Arts in English. Advance your expertise through the most recent research in your selected field of specialization and additional experience in critical and/or creative writing.
Some of the coursework you complete for the MSSE can also count toward the requirements for the English studies certificate. The main curriculum for this CGS includes general credits in English, along with a larger set of classes in your chosen area of primary study.
You will complete 20 credits of graduate coursework, eight of which can be satisfied by the Content Area Coursework required for the MSSE. The remaining credits are distributed as follows:
- Eng 500 - Textual Practices (4 credits)
- Four courses at the 500-level or above in the primary field of study (16 credits)
See the Graduate Bulletin for details.
For more information, contact the English Department at 518-442-4055.
With a CGS in English Studies, you will be prepared to further your prospects in secondary education. The additional skills you secure will enable you to teach and engage with students, particularly in the areas of English literature, language and composition.