Graduate CertificateEnglish Literature and Composition Pedagogy

Wichita State’s graduate certificate in English literature and composition pedagogy provides a variety of coursework within the English discipline to further your studies. The certificate is ideal for those working in secondary education, as it emphasizes coursework appropriate to high school educators.

Learn how English literature and composition pedagogy is the right fit for you.

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The 12-credit-hour graduate certificate includes three credit hours selected from the following courses:

  • Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel
  • Special Studies
  • Theory and Practice in Composition
  • Introduction to Graduate Study in English

You'll then select nine credit hours of electives based on your interests and career goals.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

Meeting HLC requirements to teach college-level courses

If you’re a high school teacher and you want to get qualified to meet Higher Learning Commission (HLC) standards, you’ll take six additional credit hours, chosen from the following: ENGL 512, 582, 513, 663, 785, 517, 526, 546, 703, 712, 805, 700, 524, 585, 733, 781. 

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