The University of Central Missouri’s graduate certificate in Teaching Writing is a joint program with the Greater Kansas City Writing Project. Graduate students gain the knowledge, skills and support they need to become more effective, confident teachers of writing in all subject areas and grade levels.
This graduate certificate program can help educators from a variety of backgrounds, from post-master’s candidates who want to specialize in teaching writing to practicing teachers seeking to lead literacy education in a school or experienced educators hoping to teach composition at the college level. No matter your goals, you can enrich your educational practice and advance your teaching skills in writing with UCM.
Earn badges with Writing Project orgs
Advance up district pay scales
Learn from experienced K–12 teachers
Enrich your educational practice
Qualify to teach dual-credit courses
4:1 program student-to-faculty ratio
The graduate certificate in Teaching Writing is a 15-month program that facilitates professional networking and active learning. Designed by the University of Central Missouri in conjunction with the Greater Kansas City Writing Project, the graduate program coursework is taught by experienced K–12 teacher consultants who help prepare you to transform classroom practices and publish professional research.
UCM’s graduate certificate in Teaching Writing prioritizes active learning for our students, focused on classroom practice with student work at the on-campus learning center:
Earning UCM’s graduate certificate in Teaching Writing is a great way to expand your capabilities as an educator and assert yourself as a literacy leader in your school and district. Practicing teachers who complete this program can advance on district pay scales and become eligible to teach dual credit classes. This graduate certificate can also give you the ability to teach composition at the community college level.
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Advance your career as an English teacher affordably at the University of Central Missouri. Did you know that we’re rated as a top college nationally for low student debt by LendEDU? Plus, our tuition is lower than the national average for a public college.
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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The admissions process for the GCTW will be the same as those for the MA in English with the addition of the following items:
Step 1: Apply for graduate admission at UCM.
Step 2: Each student seeking admission must submit the following materials to Katie Kline (firstname.lastname@example.org):
The teacher with a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to