Youngstown State University

Certificate-Teaching of Writing


1 University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate-Teaching of Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This four-course certificate (12 semester hours) is valuable as an enhancement for employment as a writing instructor and also as a springboard to further graduate work in the field. It is designed to meet the needs of K–12 language arts teachers; writing instructors at two-year colleges; and YSU graduate students who would like to enter doctorate programs in rhetoric and composition. Students gain understanding of issues in the field of rhetoric and composition, such as current writing pedagogy, assessment of writing, language theory, language varieties, multicultural literacies, electronic literacies, and teaching strategies incorporating electronic media. Frequency of course offerings allows most students to finish the certificate in two to three semesters.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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