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Certificate in Teaching Writing


Do you aspire to teach college English, already hold a degree, but need an edge on the competition for instructor positions? Auburn University at Montgomery’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.

The program consists of 18 hours, or 15 hours for students with an M.A. or Ph.D. in English.

Required Courses (18 hours)
ENGL 6974, Composition Teaching Practicum (3 credit hours)
ENGL 6973, Professional Writing, Editing, and Consulting (3 credit hours)
ENGL 6060, Theories in Composition (3 credit hours)
ENGL 6030, Pedagogy of Basic Writing (3 credit hours)
ENGL 6090, Writing Across the Curriculum (3 credit hours) 
ENGL 6976, Certificate in Teaching Writing Portfolio (3 credit hours)

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, please contact, Shannon Howard, the Program Director of the Master of Teaching Writing at