Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS — English Department
Become a leader in literacy training by developing the tools you need to help your students become successful writers and learners.
In partnership with the National Writing Project — the nation’s premier initiative to improve writing in America — this advanced certificate gives you a strong grounding in writing and reflective teaching, as well as a framework for teaching across the curriculum. Following the project’s model of “teachers teaching teachers,” you and your colleagues work together with our award-winning faculty to develop and implement curriculum and share writing activities that work.
Gain a deep understanding of literacy learning in a supportive, intimate atmosphere as you reflect on effective teacher practices, explore cutting-edge research, and develop your own writing in this model program that boasts proven, research-backed results.
Credits: 15 credits, made up of 9 core and 6 elective credits. Core courses include the Western Massachusetts Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute, a four-week intensive institute held on the UMass Amherst's campus. This Institute is the main entry point for the Certificate. The program is designed primarily for teachers in the Western Massachusetts region and is not available as an online program.
Program Partner: Western Massachusetts Writing Project (a National Writing Project local site)
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Western Massachusetts Writing Project