Online Writing Instruction Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Online Writing Instruction

The graduate certificate in Online Writing Instruction (OWI) is a 15-credit certificate program. The certificate prepares new or experienced or writing instructors to design and facilitate online writing courses that implement effective practices for online writing instruction. The program is aligned to the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction.

 

Courses in the graduate certificate in OWI are as follows:

  • RHET 7310 Composition Theory (online, 16 weeks)
  • RHET 7371 Intro to Online Writing Instruction (online, 8 weeks)
  • RHET 7372 Multimedia in Online Writing Instruction (online, 8 weeks)
  • RHET 7373 Special Topics in Online Writing Instruction (online, 8 weeks)
  • RHET 7360 Internship/Practicum (online, 8 weeks)

 

If students have a composition theory course from another institution, the requirement for RHET 7310 may be waived. Students enrolled in the program will be able to take as few as 3 credit hours per semester if desired (completing the program in approximately two calendar years) or complete the program as a 9 month accelerated program (9 hours per term).  

 

Admission requirements

 

Students currently in the M.A. in Professional and Technical Writing or the M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing can automatically be admitted to the graduate certificate in OWI by sending an email to the graduate coordinator.

 

Students not currently enrolled in one of the above masters programs must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better for full admission and a GPA of 2.75 or better for conditional admission. Applicants should also provide a:

  • Statement of purpose regarding their teaching experience and reason for completing the program
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Letter of Recommendation.

 

Graduation requirements

GPA of 3.0 or better for all required courses