More information can be found at the Graduate School Website: http://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/apply-online/certifiprog.dot
Director, Dr. Lance Svehla
To be eligible for the certificate in composition, a person must be admitted to the University as a graduate student (with either full or provisional status). Check our handout for more information.
Five Courses in Composition and Rhetoric:
3300:673 Theories of Composition 3
3300:674 Research Methodologies in Composition 3
3300:676 Theory and Teaching of Basic Composition 3
3300:600 Teaching Coll Comp Practicum 3
3300:625 Autobiographical Writing 3
3300:650 New Rhetorics 3
3300:651 The Pragmatists 3
3300:660 Cultural Studies 3
3300:670 Modern Linguistics 3
3300:679 Scholarly Writing 3
3300:574 African-American English 3
3300:577 Sociolinguistics 3
3300:578 Grammatical Structures of English 3
*Other courses may be considered in consultation with the director.
For graduate students who applied for the Composition Certificate before Fall 2012, please see the 2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin for the program requirements.
Director, Dr. Hillary Nunn
To be eligible for the certificate in literature, a person must be admitted to the University as a graduate student (with either full or provisional status). Five courses in literature(15 Credits) are required. At least three courses must be at the 600 level, and one must be in American literature. Check our handout for more information.
*Unless the student has passed a comparable course at the Undergraduate level with a grade B or better.
This program is intended for both native and non-native speakers of English who seek training in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and wish to obtain an initial qualification to teach ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) in educational settings other than public schools in Ohio or in countries outside the United States. For Ohio qualification in teaching ESL in the Ohio public school system, visit the TESOL Endorsement site.
The program is designed to introduce the student to central issues in the theory and practice of teaching English to non-native speakers through courses in modern and applied linguistics, in second language pedagogy, and in related disciplines.
Students who do not have English as a native language must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score of 550 (paper based)/213 (computer based)/79 (Internet based/iBT) or higher, or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
The awarding of this certificate is not contingent upon completion of a degree program. Graduate certificate programs require a 3.00 grade-point average. Check our handout for more information.
Graduate students must apply for the certificate program through the graduate school.
• All students who wish to pursue the TESL certificate should meet with the program director to discuss the program and availability of courses.
*Students should have successfully completed 3300:371 and 3300:566 prior to taking 3300:573.
**Choice to be decided in consultation with the program director.
For graduate students who applied for the TESL Certificate before Fall 2012, please see the 2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin for the program requirements.
English Department Graduate Contacts
Dr. Joseph F. Ceccio
NEOMFA Campus Coordinator
Director of Composition
Assistant Director of Composition