Post-MFA Certificate in The Teaching of Creative Writing
Antioch University Los Angeles’s Post-Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing requires a semester beyond completion of the MFA in Creative Writing. During this term the student engages in systematic study of the theory and practice of teaching creative writing, a salutary preparation for working in classroom and workshop settings at any educational level. Anyone who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from an accredited institution may apply for the Certificate program. Although the Certificate is not a formal teaching "credential," we believe it will be very useful to the following groups:
MFA holders who desire to teach, but have little teaching experience.
MFA holders who are either college/university writing instructors or public school teachers who want to learn more about the intersection of creative and expository writing pedagogies, and to incorporate this knowledge into their teaching.
MFA holders who desire to improve their marketability as teachers.
MFA holders who have teaching careers well underway and seek to improve their current positions through post-graduate professional development encouraged or required by their employers.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission