Certificate in Teaching Writing


Certificate in Teaching Writing

The certificate in Teaching Writing is designed to provide teachers of all levels with the opportunity to use research and theory to foster a vision of literacy learning as an active social process in which students become engaged writers.

The certificate can stand alone, but will be recognized by the following Drew programs to stack to a degree:

  • MEd: 12 credits of specialization in Literacy and Technology
  • MLitt: 12 credits
  • DLitt: satisfies the specialization in Teaching Writing

Participants are able to earn the certificate solely through graduate credits or through a combination of graduate credit and professional development hours offered by the Drew Writing Project and Digital Literacies Collaborative. Graduate courses are offered in face-to-face, online, and blended formats depending on the semester and the course.

Graduate Credit Pathway PD Pathway
  • 12 graduate credits
  • 9 graduate credits
  • 30 professional development hours offered through the Drew Writing Project and Digital Literacies Collaborative (equivalent of 2 social practice badges)
  • Portfolio

Professional development hours may be obtained through school-based partnerships or DrewTEACH workshops and should be documented in the portfolio. Individuals seeking to complete the PD Pathway should contact the Director of Teacher Education for approval and advisement.