Teaching of Writing Graduate Certificate

For K-12 Educators

Train to excel in areas vital to your advancement, to your department’s effectiveness and your students’ success.

Authenticity, Authorship And Expertise

Learn to draw the best writing and literary voices out of diverse student bodies using skills acquired through this 15-credit graduate program.

Emphasizing pedagogy that addresses diversity, the Teaching of Writing certificate content provides participants with a strong grounding in writing and reflective teaching, while developing a framework for teaching writing and literacy across the curriculum.

This program is designed for K-12 teachers and administrators in all subject areas who seek to learn strategies which:

  • Strengthen students’ writing and thinking skills
  • Develop expertise in teaching writing and literacy across the curriculum
  • Build a deeper understanding of literacy learning
  • Improve their own writing

Writing Intensives, Reflective Practice and Peer Review

Following the Boston Writing Project "teachers teaching teachers" model, participants will share successful writing activities, and develop and implement curriculum. They will formulate research questions about their teaching practices and document the effects of their instruction by collecting and analyzing student work.

To gain a deeper understanding of literacy learning, participants will working on their own writing, receiving feedback from writing response groups, reflecting on both their writing and teaching practices, and reading current research in composition, literacy, and writing pedagogy.