This certificate prepares people to meet the accreditation standards for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) for teaching college freshman and sophomore writing and literature courses. To enroll in the certificate program for the M.A. in English option, students must be admitted to the Master of Arts in English program.To enroll in the certificate program for the online MAESLAT option, students must be admitted to the MAESLAT program.

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses.

Requirements for the Certificate for Teaching College English (Face-to-Face Option)

ENGL 7000Approaches to Graduate Study3
Two 8000-level ENGL literature courses (6000- or 7000-level courses may be substituted with permission of graduate coordinator)6
ENGL 7600Studies in Rhetoric and Composition3
ENGL 8800Teaching College Composition3
ENGL 8300Seminar in Special Topics3
or LING 6000 Principles of Language Study
Total Hours18

 Requirements for the Certificate for Teaching College English (M.A.E.S.L.A.T. Online Option)

ENGL 7005Introduction to the Graduate Study for Middle and Secondary English Teachers3
ENGL 7100British Literature for Language Arts Teachers3
ENGL 7200American Literature for Language Arts Teachers3
ENGL 7610Composition Theory for Language Arts Teachers3
ENGL 7720English Grammar for Language Arts Teachers3
Select one course from the following:3
Multicultural Literature for Language Arts Teachers
Creative Writing for Language Arts Teachers
Rhetorical Theory for Language Arts Teachers
English Language Change Past and Present
Total Hours18