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Teaching of Writing (Graduate Certificate)

This certificate gives students who already hold at least a master’s degree in a different field the 18 hours of graduate study in the teaching of writing that are the minimum requirement for teaching that subject at the post-secondary level in Virginia.

Teaching of Writing (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Teaching of Writing at ODU like?

This certificate gives students who already hold at least a master’s degree in a different field the 18 hours of graduate study in the teaching of writing that are the minimum requirement for teaching that subject at the post-secondary level in Virginia.

Program Highlights


What makes Teaching of Writing at ODU unique?

  • Complete in one year

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,660

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,640

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Copy Writers

$72,120

MEDIAN SALARY


Write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,950

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Teaching of Writing at ODU?

ENGL 664:
Teaching College Composition


An intensive examination of alternative approaches to teaching first-year and advanced composition at the college level, with special attention to current schools of composition theory and research.

ENGL 550:
American English


This course explores the geographic, social and stylistic diversity of English spoken in the U.S. It also examines how perceptions of dialect diversity affect access to education and other socioeconomic opportunities.

ENGL 765:
Modern Rhetoric and Theory Building


This course concerns the development of rhetoric as an academic discipline in the twentieth century, in particular how rhetoric has distinguished itself from literary, historical, philosophical, and linguistic modes of inquiry.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Teaching of Writing at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Teaching of Writing should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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