Graduate Teaching Certificate | Technical Communication

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Graduate Teaching Certificate

What graduate credentials are offered?

We offer a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing (12 hours). The goal of the certificate is to to enhance credentials for teachers whose graduate studies are in another content area, especially composition/rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and cultural studies. Our certificate both enhances the job prospects for graduate students and improves the overall performance of the technical communication field.

The number of college teaching jobs in technical writing continues to increase while those in teaching language and literature continue to shrink. In 2016-17, the Modern Language Association of America reported that the academic jobs advertised on their list, which includes both research- and teaching-focused openings in higher education, decreased for the fifth year in a row. The 2016-17 totals were 53.4% below the 2007-08 pre-recession peak in number of jobs.

How much will this program cost?

UNT has been named one of America's Best College Buys® for 22 consecutive years. You can use a calculator to estimate your tuition and fees. Get more information about the cost of the online certificate program.

What are the admission requirements and what classes do I take?

Students must be enrolled in or have earned a master's or doctoral degree.

Beginning Spring 2018, we will move the existing graduate certificate to a 100% online platform with the four required courses beginning every 8 weeks. Students will have the option to begin earning the certificate at any time.

Detailed information on the online certificate can be found at For complete admission information and course descriptions, visit the UNT Graduate Catalog.

Not all courses are offered every semester. You can view the planned course offerings here.

Who do I talk to?

Graduate advising is by appointment only. Please call the office at (940) 565-4458 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Boettger, Assistant Department Chair.

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