Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies
The Graduate Certificate in Composition Studies Program offers graduate level education in composition studies for those who teach English at the high school or post-secondary level or for those who wish to teach writing at the community college or university level that do not hold an M.A. in English.
The purpose of the graduate Certificate in Composition Studies is to offer students a focused certificate in the teaching of reading and writing. The certificate provides structured learning and a supportive atmosphere for students who do not wish to pursue a traditional master’s degree in English or who wish to pursue certification in Composition Studies prior to or after completion of an MA. degree.
The certificate’s courses, offered 100% online, provide flexibility in format and scheduling. Our online courses offer individualized instruction by shaping courses to individual student needs. The certificate also provides further professional development at the graduate level for licensed teachers already teaching academic writing at the high school level. The certificate does not lead to Indiana teacher licensure.
Certificate Requirements (20 cr)
Students must complete the 20 credit hours from the courses listed below, with 12 of the credit hours earned from IU East. Students must earn a grade of “B” or better for all courses used within the certificate.
Optionally, students may incorporate one independent study into their course plan, but it must be approved by the certificate advisor.
Course Requirements (20)
- ENG-W 500 Issues in Teaching Writing
- ENG-G 660 Stylistics
- ENG-W 501 Teaching College Writing
- ENG-W 620 Advanced Argumentative Writing
- ENG-W 682 Spec.Topics: Rhetoric & Composition (Capstone)
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151C Whitewater Hall
2325 Chester Boulevard
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