Certificate in English Literature and Composition Pedagogy
To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must meet the following:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution; and
- A grade point average of at least 2.750 based upon the last 60 credit hours of coursework (or nearest semester or term break to this), including any postbachelor's graduate work.
Students who do not meet the 2.750 grade point average requirement may be admitted to this category on probation if reasonable evidence exists to indicate their ability to perform satisfactorily in 800-level or above coursework.
Applicants who have an earned degree from institutions in countries in which English is not the native language must meet one of the following before being admitted into the program: minimum 100 iBT or equivalent TOEFL score, overall 7.5 IELTS band score, or a 73 on the PTE-Academic.
Current graduate students of WSU should complete the Declaration of Intent to Pursue a Graduate Certificate form through the Graduate School website1. The admission review faculty may request any of the listed admission requirements before rendering an admission decision the request.
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Students enrolled in the 12-credit-hour certificate program are required to take a variety of coursework within the English discipline with emphasis placed on coursework appropriate to high school educators. No more than one third of these classes can be graded S/U. A cumulative graduate grade point average of at least 3.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program is expected with no grades below C. Transfer credit hours are not accepted for this certificate program. Students may use certificate coursework toward an eventual degree. The certificate’s plan of study includes the following courses:
|ENGL 680||Theory and Practice in Composition||3|
|ENGL 576||Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel||3|
|or ENGL 580||Special Studies|
|Select 6 credit hours in consultation with the certificate coordinator in the area of pedagogical studies, rhetoric and composition, literary studies, and/or linguistics.||6|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Students have the option of completing the certificate program completely online; they can also pursue coursework in the traditional classroom setting.
Students in the English literature and composition pedagogy certificate program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by taking ENGL 680 Theory and Practice in Composition, which includes an applied learning/research component.