Deadline: Students may apply for non-degree status until the first day of classes for the semester or until classes are filled. See the academic calendar for semester start dates. Please complete the application for Non-degree Admissions. Non-degree status students pay graduate tuition rates.
CU Denver’s Graduate Certificate in Teaching College-level Literature and Film is designed to help graduate students gain the skills and subject-matter expertise necessary to teach literature and film at the high school and college levels. It fulfills the increasing needs of educators seeking to deepen and broaden their content specialization. Upon successful completion of the program, certificate students will be able to model close reading and analysis; discuss the significance of cultural and historical context; and demonstrate a variety of effective pedagogic techniques for teaching literary and filmic texts. The certificate does not grant state licensure. It ensures competency for those who already are licensed, provides documentation in expertise for those teaching in community colleges, and enables specialization for those with Master’s degrees in related fields (i.e. Rhetoric, Composition, Literature, Film Studies, Humanities, Education). For more information, see our program learning goals.
I. Required Courses (9 credit hours)
- ENGL 5100: Introduction to Graduate Studies
- ENGL 5145: Literary and Rhetorical Theory
- ENGL 5155: Genres of Writing
II. Electives (9 credit hours)
- Choose 3 graduate level Literature or Film courses
Application Requirements and Certificate Rules:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor of Arts in any field. Certificate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA with no courses below a B-. All courses must be taken at the graduate level and in residence at CU Denver. 18 credit hours are required to obtain the certificate.
Students may apply for non-degree status until the first day of classes for the semester or until classes are filled. See the academic calendar for semester start dates. Please complete the application for non-degree admissions. Non-degree status students pay graduate tuition rates.
Taking classes as a non-degree certificate student may affect your costs. For example, some non-degree certificate students are not eligible for financial aid, student loans, scholarships, or tuition assistance. If you have financial questions about non-degree costs, please contact the Bursar's Office at 303-315-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
International applicants: Please review information regarding English language proficiency.
Where to send items:
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University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Certificate in Teaching College-level Literature and Film, please contact Gillian Silverman, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, at Gillian.Silverman@ucdenver.edu
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