Teaching College-level Language and Literacy Graduate Certificate
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Certificate Advisor: Rodney Herring
Office: 1061 9th St. Park, Room 102
The English Department at the University of Colorado Denver offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching College-level Language and Literacy. It fulfills the increasing needs of educators seeking to deepen and to broaden their specialization. It allows an English Master's Candidate to specialize in an area of study in addition to the primary area of degree focus. The certificate does not grant state licensure. It ensures competency for those who already are licensed, provides documentation in expertise for those teaching in community colleges, and enables specialization for those with master's degrees in related fields (i.e. Rhetoric, Composition, Literature, Film Studies, Humanities, Education).
This certificate can be completed fully online, fully on campus, or a combination of the two.
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Teaching College-level Language and Literacy advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Graduate Education Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 ENGL credit hours
- Students must complete all 18 ENGL credits at the graduate (5000 or above) level.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of B- (2.7) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate course requirements as P+/P/F or S/U.
- All credits for the certificate must be completed with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- All courses must be completed with ENGL subject code.
- All candidates must possess a Bachelor's of Arts in any field.
|Complete all of the following courses:||12|
|Teaching of Writing|
|Genres of Writing|
or ENGL 5135
|English Language Study|
|Literacy and Technology|
|Teaching English Language Learners: Theory and Practice|
or ENGL 5651
|Second Language Writing|
|Complete two graduate (5000-level or above) ENGL courses not taken above (may include six hours of Denver Writing Project Summer Institute)||6|
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our website.