Students in the M.A. in WRD may complete the Certificate in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges, an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of English and taught by faculty in both English and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse. The program is designed to prepare prospective teachers of introductory classes in English, writing, and the humanities in city and community college settings. Participants in the Certificate Program will learn to teach critical and analytical reading, the processes and disciplines of writing, and other aspects of the arts, humanities, or communication curriculum in two-year colleges.
WRD students must complete at least six courses toward their master’s degrees before applying to the program. Applicants must submit the following to the director of the Certificate program
- Cover letter describing interest in teaching in the two-year college
- Current CV (résumé)
- Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
- Sample of recent academic or professional writing
- Names of two faculty references
Prepares English teachers to teach literature at the secondary and college undergraduate levels. The course develops methods of teaching all literary genres, addresses problems in literacy, and focuses on the transactional nature of reading and writing.
Introduction to teaching composition at the secondary and college undergraduate levels. The course helps students develop methods of teaching composition based on modern theories of rhetoric, reading and language acquisition. Formerly ENG 480.
MULTICULTURAL RHETORICS (FORMERLY ENG 406)
An introduction to written rhetoric and culture. Explores competing conceptions of culture and meanings of literacy, particularly as they relate to American literacy education. Formerly ENG 406.
TOPICS IN TEACHING WRITING AND LANGUAGE
Explores topics related to teaching writing and language. Topics vary.
WRITING CENTER THEORY AND PEDAGOGY (CROSS-LISTED AS WRD 395)
Introduction to current theories and practices in writing instruction; prepares students to develop and administer writing centers and to work as writing consultants. (Writing Center practicum required.)
TOPICS IN LITERATURE
See schedule for current offering.