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Now Accepting Applications

The newly established Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching in English Literature and Language is now accepting applications for Spring 2020 – Session 2 (begins March 23, 2020) and Summer 2020. Classes are offered online. Applications for Session 2 are due Wednesday, March 18. Note that a letter of recommendation is required.

Experience a Legacy of Academic and Professional Excellence

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.


Certificate Information

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

Who should get this certificate?

  • San Antonio area teachers who have an interest in teaching Dual Credit courses
  • High school English teachers who already have a master’s degree

Courses

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

  • EN7345 Rhetorical Grammar
  • EN7331 Writing Assessment
  • EN7344 Approaches to Teaching Writing and Critical Thinking
  • EN7309 Seminar in Early British Literature: Beowulf to Shakespeare
  • EN7314 International Literature
  • EN7370 Early American Literature: Native American to Transcendentalist

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 2020 (Session 1: Jan. 27 to March 13; Session 2: March 23 to May 8), plus six credit hours in each of the two sessions in Summer 2020 (Summer 1: May 26 to June 26; Summer 2: June 29 to July 31).

Pursue a Master of Arts Degree

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.

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.

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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