This certificate program is designed for writing project fellows who wish to assume leadership roles within the project. It provides an extensive background in pedagogy, research and theory in the teaching of writing, as well as in facilitation of professional development programming and the mentoring of other teachers.
Getting started is easy, just complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.
- Required Courses – 15-18 credits
6-9This is a summer institute for teachers of grades K-16 sponsored by the Plymouth Writing Project. Teachers work on their own writing, conduct research into an aspect of teaching writing, participate in reflective practice, and in critical teaching demonstrations. This is an intensive, full-time, summer experience. Available through application only.
6EN 5450 Leadership in WritingThis is an advanced course for teachers who are ready to assume leadership positions relative to staff development in the teaching of writing. The course will provide an in-depth background in the teaching of writing, including process based teaching, planning for instruction, assessment, writing across the curriculum, staff development, and how to help teachers become reflective practitioners in all areas of the teaching of writing. Available through application only.
3EN 5330 Writing Project PracticumThis course is the culminating experience in the Teacher Consultant Certificate program. It is intended to provide learning and professional experience relating theory to practice for Plymouth Writing Project fellows in providing professional development to other teachers as they assume leadership positions in the writing project. Students undertake the planning, development of materials and implementation of 40 hours of professional development activity for the Plymouth Writing Project under the supervision of the project director or one of the co-directors. Prerequisite: EN 5050 and EN 5450.
- Total for National Writing Project Teacher Consultant Certificate – 15-18 credits
You can also apply your National Writing Project Teacher Consultant certificate credits toward a master’s degree in Literacy and the Teaching of Writing.