Certificate Program in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges
The Certificate Program in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of English and taught by faculty in both English and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and 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.
The Certificate program includes a Teaching Internship at a two-year college, to be arranged by the Coordinator of the Certificate in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges, Dr. Carolyn Goffman.
Graduate students who are not pursuing the Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year College are also eligible to apply for the internship.
Applying to the Certificate Program in Teaching English in the Two-Year College
To be admitted to the Certificate Program, students must have completed or be currently enrolled in a Master's degree in English; Writing and Publishing; Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse; or a related field.
- Cover letter describing your interest in teaching in the two-year college
- Current CV (resume)
- Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
- Sample of recent academic or professional writing
- Names of two faculty references
Applications for the Certificate Program are accepted at any time. Please submit all application materials electronically. Before applying, please contact the Program Coordinator at email@example.com or (773) 325-8688.
Completing the Certificate
Two-Year College Teaching Internship
Before applying for an internship, please first contact the Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 325-8688.
Chicago-area two-year colleges operate on the semester system; therefore, the internship's duration does not correspond to DePaul's academic calendar. You should expect to complete the work for ENG 509 some time after the end of the quarter in which you are registered. The Program Coordinator will assign a grade of "R" to students whose work is in progress.
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.
LANGUAGE AND STYLE FOR WRITERS
A comprehensive examination of structural elements and stylistic devices that experienced writers use across a number of creative and professional genres. Topics include components of style, sentence rhythm and prosody, diction choices, rhetorical punctuation, and the development of one's personal writing voice.
TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING [FORMERLY ENG 485]
Prepares English teachers to teach creative writing at the secondary and college undergraduate levels. Models the planning and directing of effective workshops in poetry and fiction writing. Formerly ENG 485.
TOPICS IN TEACHING
See schedule for current offerings.
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.)