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Graduate Certificate in Teaching of Writing


What will I learn?

Degree Requirements: 15-17 hours

Required Course: 3 hours

WRTG 500 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Written Communication 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 12-14 hours

Complete 12-14 hours from the following. A minimum of one course must be selected from Group A. Students may select the remaining three courses from either group.

Group A

ENGL 675 - Eastern Michigan Writing Project Summer Institute 5 hrs
WRTG 514 - Issues in Teaching Writing 3 hrs
WRTG 596 - Teaching Composition on the College Level 3 hrs

Group B

ENGL 518 - Topics in English Education 3 hrs
ENGL 530 - Issues in English Studies for Teachers 3 hrs
WRTG 503 - Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Writing 3 hrs
WRTG 515 - Literacy and Written Literacy Instruction 3 hrs
WRTG 516 - Computers and Writing: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
WRTG 517 - Topics in the Teaching of Writing 3 hrs
WRTG 585 - Teaching Basic Writing at the College Level 3 hrs
WRTG 580 - Writing, Teaching, and Public Policy 3 hrs

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (15 hours)

Tuition fees
$19,136.00 (15,78,878) per year
Start date

Expected January 2024


College of Arts and Sciences

214 Pray Harrold,



48197, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Documentation of an earned Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution; Have at least a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA. (Applicants may seek conditional admission with a GPA of 2.75)

For international students

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission.


IELTS: 6.5

Pearson English Language Test (PTE): 53
Michigan English Test (MET): 57

Application Deadline:

Fall: July 1; Winter: November 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.