Professional Writing (Certificate)
About the Program
The Paraprofessional Education program prepares teaching assistants to work in K-12 schools in special education, reading, and general education classrooms. The program articulates with the core requirements of the Elementary Teacher Education program while providing needed coursework to improve student learning. This degree is designed for teaching assistants and early childhood care providers.
Professional Writing Academic Certificate Reqmts complete the following 3 requirements21 creditsProfessional Writing Academic Certificate requires 21 credits. See Catalog for additional informaiton.Take ENGL 308 and 497.ENGL308 - Survey of Pro Writing2 creditsENGL497 - Pro Writing Capstone1 creditTake 9 credits, from Creative Writing courses ENGL 209, 211, 212, 303, 306, or 362, or Professional/Academic Writing courses ENGL 203, 300, 304, 305, 385, or 405.ENGL209 - Creat Writ:Nonfiction3 creditsENGL211 - Creat Writ:Poetry3 creditsENGL212 - Creat Writ:Fiction3 creditsENGL303 - Screenwriting3 creditsENGL306 - Playwriting3 creditsENGL362 - Techniques of Fiction3 creditsENGL203 - Technical Writing3 creditsENGL300 - Print/Online Editing3 creditsENGL304 - Writing Digital Audience3 creditsENGL305 - Advanced Writing/Comm3 creditsENGL385 - Journal Editing3 creditsENGL405 - Multimedia Writing3 creditsChoose 9 credits of Writing Intensive courses, from COMM 250, or 348, ENGL 203, 300, 304, 305, 385, or 405, or SPAN 302, or selected writing intensive Internships numbered 394/494 approved by Minor Advisor. If Creative Writing courses are in previous group, the Professional/Academic Writing courses may be applied in this group. See Advisor for customizationsCOMM250 - Intro to Journalism3 creditsCOMM348 - Nonprofit Grnt Writng3 creditsENGL203 - Technical Writing3 creditsENGL300 - Print/Online Editing3 creditsENGL304 - Writing Digital Audience3 creditsENGL305 - Advanced Writing/Comm3 creditsENGL385 - Journal Editing3 creditsENGL405 - Multimedia Writing3 creditsSPAN302 - Spanish Composition3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.