Graduate Certificate Program in English
This graduate certificate program is intended for high school teachers teaching dual/concurrent enrollment courses and community college faculty who need additional graduate study in order to meet the minimum qualifications of the Higher Learning Commission and other regional accreditors. NOTE: Each institution offering college-level instruction retains sole responsibility for determining if and how its faculty members meet the accreditor’s faculty qualifications.
Courses must be at the 700 level or above (six hours of coursework at the 500 level may be applied toward the certificate) and must include the following:
- Core: Literature before 1830 — 3 hours
- Core: Literature after 1830 — 3 hours
- Core: Language/Rhetoric/Theory/Pedagogy — 6 hours
- English electives: 6 hours
Why Emporia State?
- The department has produced students that have received Journalist of the Year for four-year schools by Kansas Collegiate Media, authored numerous books, and become publication editors.
- Emporia State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Emporia State ranked No. 1 among Kansas colleges and universities for both online graduate education and online non-MBA programs by U.S. News & World Report.
- Nationally, Emporia State ranked No. 30 of 267 schools for its graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report.
- Enroll in the ESU Graduate Certificate Program, complete the prescribed course of study, and receive the certificate.
- Enroll in the ESU Graduate Certificate Program, complete the prescribed courses for the certificate, then complete the remainder of the master’s curriculum.