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Beginning Spring 2020

The newly established Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – English Literature and Language is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 term. Classes are offered online and will begin on Jan. 27, 2020.

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 – 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:

  • Literature: 9 credit hours
  • Composition and language: 6 credit hours
  • Writing: 3 credit hours

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

Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – 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 with the program launching Spring 2020.

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 Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – English Literature and Language must complete an online application and submit a 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.

Application for Admission

Applications for Spring 2020 enrollment are now available.

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

Certificate Cost

The Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – English Literature and Language program is offered at a fixed rate of $12,000, which includes tuition, required fees and course materials. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – English Literature and Language are not currently eligible to receive federal or state financial assistance.

Learn More about the Graduate Certificate for Dual Credit Teaching – English Literature and Language program

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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