18
Credit Hours
7
Months (average)

Degree

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Locations

  • On Campus
  • The newly established Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language is now accepting applications for Spring 2021 – Session 1 (begins Jan. 20, 2021). Classes are offered online. One letter of recommendation is optional.

Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language

As demand for dual credit opportunities in Texas secondary schools increases, so does the need for qualified teachers to teach these courses.

The St. Mary’s University Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language is a cohort program that provides an excellent opportunity for high school instructors, who already have a master’s degree in another area, with the necessary graduate courses to be credentialed to teach Dual Credit English courses.

This certificate is designed for San Antonio area teachers who have an interest in teaching Dual Credit courses and High school English teachers who already have a master’s degree. Additional information about dual credit teaching can be found at Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Faculty Credential Information and Texas Education Agency Dual Credit FAQs.

  • Certificate Information


    Students who participate in the certificate program may apply their completed credit hours toward a Master of Arts in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University.

    The certificate is composed of 18 credit hours of graduate-level courses in the following areas:

    • 9 credit hours in Literature
    • 6 credit hours in Composition Theory and Praxis
    • 3 credit hours of Grammar
  • Courses


    The Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language courses are:

    • EN7345 Rhetorical Grammar
    • EN 7309 Medieval-Shakespeare
    • EN7370 Am Lit: Native Am-Transcen.
    • EN7331 Writing Assessment
    • EN7314 International Lit
    • EN7344 Teaching Writing & Critical Thinking
  • Certificate Timing


    The certificate is expected to be completed in seven months.

    The series of courses will be offered online with students completing three credit hours in each of the seven-week sessions:

    Spring 2021:

    Session 1: January 20 – March 3 (7 weeks)
    Session 2: March 17 – April 28 (7 weeks)


Admission Information

Interested students must complete the online application, respond to a short answer question and upload a copy of the highest degree-granting transcript (bachelor’s or master’s).

Please note: An unofficial copy of your transcript can be used to apply for admission to the program. If enrolled in the program, students will be required to submit an official transcript within four weeks of the start of class.


Certificate Cost

The Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language program is offered at a fixed rate of $12,000, which includes tuition, required fees and course materials.


Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or finaid@stmarytx.edu for additional information or visit www.stmarytx.edu/finaid.



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Learn More About the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language

For more information, contact Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Graduate Program Director.

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