Certificate Program

Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Writing in the Disciplines

Training in writing pedagogy has become increasingly valuable for graduate students pursing academic employment. Because undergraduate institutions continue to include the development of writing skills as a key goal of their undergraduate programs, new faculty are increasingly being expected to help students develop these skills. This training is also beneficial on the competitive academic job market. It is useful to have a way to document such training on one’s CV and to be able to speak effectively about one’s experience with and interest in student writing. The Thompson Writing Program Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Writing in the Disciplines provides a framework for acquiring basic knowledge of writing pedagogy and demonstrating that knowledge in job applications and during interviews.

To allow Duke graduate students to obtain the certificate in the way that best meets their needs and schedules, core workshops are offered at least once annually. While it will be possible to meet the certificate requirements in a single year, we expect that most students will complete the requirements over a two or three year period.