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Certificates in English

Professional Writing Certificate

Certificate in Professional Writing. The Department of English offers a certificate program in Professional Writing. This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as non-degree seeking students desiring professional/personal advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines. The certificate is designed to prepare students to work as professional writers in a wide variety of positions, including but not limited to grant writing, publishing, technical writing, and technical editing. The certificate is comprised of 18 hours of coursework.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING CERTIFICATE
REQUIRED COMPONENT:
Technical Writing (EN 300W)
Advanced Composition (EN 310W)
Genres in Creative Writing (EN 355W)
New Media Writing (EN 445W)
ELECTIVE COMPONENT:
Six hours from the following three credit-hour courses:
Language and Gender (EN 334)
Writing about Film (EN 396W)
Writing Protest and Dissent (EN 435W)
Technical Editing (EN 439W)
Grant Writing (EN 442W)
Total         18 hours

TESOL Certificate

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The Department of English offers a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as community persons intending to work with speakers of other languages both in the United States and abroad. This certificate DOES NOT constitute K-12 licensure in Alabama. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admissions guidelines. The certificate is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the structures of the English language and the basic methodology of ESL instruction.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE IN TESOL:
REQUIRED COMPONENT:
Introduction to English Linguistics (EN 306)
Survey of Grammar (EN 442)
Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (ED 340)
ELECTIVE COMPONENT:
Nine hours from the following three credit hour courses:
Gender and Language (EN 334)
History of the English Language (EN 441)
Sociolinguistics (EN 466)
Rhetoric (EN 472W)
Cross cultural interactions (FL 302)
Methodology and Assessment of Teaching English as a Second Language (ED 415)
Total         18 hours

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