English Studies Graduate Certificate

The Certificate in English Studies enables master's level students to obtain a specialization in one of three areas of study: American Literature and Culture, Global English Studies or Writing Practices. This additional training in rhetoric and composition, literary analysis, literary history, and related fields will significantly enhance the teaching credentials of Master's of Arts students of English and Master's of Science in Secondary Education students in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice. Learning outcomes include: knowledge of the field of study, familiarity with the most recent research in that field and additional experience in critical and/or creative writing. This program is a supplemental degree that is available to students pursuing the MA or PhD in English.

Requirements (20 credits)

The Certificate program consists of 20 credits of graduate coursework, 8 of which could be satisfied by the Content Area Coursework required for the Master of Science, Secondary Education program. The remaining 12 credits would be distributed as follows:

  • English 500 (4 credits)
  • Four additional courses (500 or above) in the primary field of study (16 credits)
    These courses would be chosen in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, who would have to approve them for the specific certificate program.  
Please note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.