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Graduate Certificate in English

If your goal is to become certified to teach English at the college level, discover the online Graduate Certificate in English program at Indiana Wesleyan University. In just 12 months, you can become proficient in the skills needed to instruct advanced placement, dual enrollment, or community college courses. At IWU, you can complete your accredited graduate certificate program in English with the convenience of a 100% online learning format.

Why Pursue My Online Graduate Certificate in English at IWU?

There are several benefits to earning your graduate certificate in English online at IWU. Our approach to online learning allows busy professionals to pursue their education without putting their current lives on hold. We also lock in the rate of your tuition as soon as you start the program. All students at IWU benefit from comprehensive student services that include tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in This Online Graduate Certificate in English Program?

This graduate certificate in English online program is designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of the history and structure of the English language. Course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Course topics cover synthesis and argumentative writing, fiction and culture, modern structure, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

18 Credit Hours


$480/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Online Graduate Certificate in English Program

Coursework for your graduate certificate in English online program covers how to:

  • Become an expert on the major historical developments in the English language
  • Use the writing process and apply key composition theories to create effective, evidence-based rhetorical analysis, synthesis, and argumentation
  • Evaluate all genres of literature using biblical principles and perspectives
  • Evaluate literature and poetry using both formalist and cultural critical approaches

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adjunct Community College Professor (English)
  • Education Service Agency Specialist
  • P-12 Classroom English/Language Arts Teacher for Dual Enrollment

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed.
Completion Requirements
  • Successful completion of the English Graduate Certificate curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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