Certificate in Teaching Writing

Certificate in Teaching Writing

Program Description

Do you aspire to teach college English and need an edge on the competition for instructor positions? AUM’s Certificate in Teaching Writing provides students who possess a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in English with the additional training and credentials needed to teach writing at post-secondary institutions. Receive training in composition pedagogy, basic writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing consultancy – and have the opportunity to put that knowledge to work in the college classroom.

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Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog and consult with an academic advisor.

The program consists of 12 hours taken from the following (all courses are three hours):

ENGL6060 Theories in Composition
ENGL6090 Writing across the Curriculum
ENGL6120 Writing in Material and Digital Spaces
ENGL6140 Multilingual Composition
ENGL6150 Pedagogy of Basic Writing
ENGL6913 Composition Teaching Practicum
ENGL6973 Professional Writing and Editing

Students who already possess an M.A. or Ph.D. in English may elect to take one less course from the above list, negotiable with their advisor.

For more information, contact:  Dr. Aaron Cobb, Interim Department Chair, Department of English and Philosophy at 334-244-3228 or [email protected]

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