English Graduate Certificate
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The Graduate Certificate in English provides working adults the opportunity to teach at the community college level, in an early college, and/or seek adjunct work in other university settings.
The program requires you to complete 18 credit hours and allows you to easily transfer into the online Master of Arts in English program. Students who have successfully completed 6 hours of coursework in the graduate certificate program may apply to enter the MA in English program. Interested students should submit an internal application to the English department chair; the application should include a brief statement of purpose.
Students completing the graduate certificate in English do not need to choose a concentration, which is required of the MA in English program. In addition, students only enrolled in the graduate certificate will not complete the graduate capstone series. Upon approval by the English department faculty, certificate students may choose to complete the additional coursework needed to meet the requirements of the MA English program.
To be admitted into the Graduate Certificate in English program, the following admissions requirements must be met:
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Completing the Graduate Certificate in English will prepare you to teach at the community college, early college, or adjunct instructor at the university level.
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