Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
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Associate Professor: 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.
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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 program advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- 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 or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- 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.
|Take all of the following courses:||12|
|Teaching of Writing|
|Genres of Writing|
or ENGL 5135
|English Language Study|
|Literacy and Technology|
|Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition|
or ENGL 5651
|Second Language Writing|
|Take 2 graduate level ENGL courses not taken above (may include 6 hours of Denver Writing Project Summer Institute)||6|
|ENGL 5000||Studies of Major Authors||3|
|ENGL 5001||Special Topics||3-6|
|ENGL 5080||History of the English Language||3|
|ENGL 5100||Introduction to Graduate Studies||3|
|ENGL 5110||Denver Writing Project||3-9|
|ENGL 5135||English Language Study||3|
|ENGL 5140||Special Topics with NWP||3|
|ENGL 5150||Research Methods||3|
|ENGL 5155||Genres of Writing||3|
|ENGL 5166||History of American Poetry||3|
|ENGL 5171||Language Theory||3|
|ENGL 5175||Writing in the Sciences||3|
|ENGL 5177||Technical Editing||3|
|ENGL 5190||Advanced Topics in Writing & Digital Studies||3|
|ENGL 5200||Survey of the English Novel to 1900||3|
|ENGL 5210||History of the English Novel II||3|
|ENGL 5220||African-American Literature||3|
|ENGL 5230||The American Novel||3|
|ENGL 5236||The American Short Story||3|
|ENGL 5240||Topics In Contemporary American Literature||3|
|ENGL 5250||Twentieth Century Fiction||3|
|ENGL 5280||Proposal and Grant Writing||3|
|ENGL 5300||History of British Drama||3|
|ENGL 5306||Survey of Feminist Thought||3|
|ENGL 5308||Contemporary Feminist Thought||3|
|ENGL 5320||History of Poetry in English||3|
|ENGL 5350||History of American Drama||3|
|ENGL 5400||Old English I||3|
|ENGL 5410||Old English II: Beowulf||3|
|ENGL 5420||Film Theory and Criticism||3|
|ENGL 5460||Contemporary World Literature||3|
|ENGL 5500||Medieval Literature||3|
|ENGL 5510||Whores and Saints: Medieval Women||3|
|ENGL 5520||English Renaissance||3|
|ENGL 5540||Restoration and the 18th Century||3|
|ENGL 5560||English Romanticism||3|
|ENGL 5580||The Victorian Age||3|
|ENGL 5601||Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition||3|
|ENGL 5610||Narrative: Form and Theory||3|
|ENGL 5650||American Literature to the Civil War||3|
|ENGL 5651||Second Language Writing||3|
|ENGL 5655||American Literature: Civil War to the Cold War||3|
|ENGL 5735||Philosophy and Literature||3|
|ENGL 5745||Humanistic Writing About Medicine and Biology||3|
|ENGL 5755||Illness & Disability Narrative||3|
|ENGL 5770||Topics in English: Film and Literature||3|
|ENGL 5840||Independent Study: ENGL||3|
|ENGL 5880||Directed Research||3-6|
|ENGL 5913||Practicum in Language and Rhetoric||3|
|ENGL 6010||Studies of Major Authors||3|
|ENGL 6110||Special Topics in Literature||3|
|ENGL 6120||Special Topics in Film||3|
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