Graduate Certificate in Composition & Rhetoric
Shawnee State University

Program Details

The next step in your education career begins with the online Graduate Certificate in Composition and Rhetoric from Shawnee State University Online Campus. Developed for secondary teachers who are currently licensed and have completed a master’s degree, this online graduate certificate delivers the credential you need to teach dual-credit composition classes in the state of Ohio.

The program consists of just six courses taught online by expert educators with real-world experience in the field. With their support, you’ll explore the theory, practice, history, and research methods of composition and rhetoric. You’ll graduate with a strong understanding of composition pedagogy, expert methods for teaching writing to diverse students, and the skills to practice effective research methods inside and outside of the classroom.

This online graduate certificate can be completed entirely online through Shawnee State’s virtual learning platform. As an online student, you’ll have unlimited access to your course materials and ample opportunities to discuss your ideas with your educators and classmates when it’s convenient for your schedule. In just fifteen months, you can complete your certificate with the credentials required for advanced teaching and education administration opportunities.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Shawnee State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in English, English Education, or a related field, along with a master’s degree preferably.