The Graduate Certificate in Literature and Composition prepares students for teaching literature and composition at the college level. Students will learn about specific subject areas of literature (American, British, World) and theories of composition.


For policies governing all graduate programs, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.

Banner Code: LA-CERG-LTCO

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Required Courses

ENGH 610Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature3
ENGH 697Composition Theory3
ENGH 500Research in English Studies3
Total Credits9


Choose three courses from the following:9
Graduate Literature Survey
Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies
Special Topics in the History and Criticism of Children's Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory
Topics in Folk Narrative
Topics in Pedagogy
Seminar in British Literature
Seminar in American Literature
Seminar in African-American Literature
Seminar in Global Culture
Selected Topics, Movements, or Genres of Literature in English
Northern Virginia Writing Project Teacher/Research Seminar
Total Credits9