Creative Writing Graduate Certificate

Four different certificates based on genre are offered in Creative Writing.  Poetry, Fiction, Children's/Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction.  Participants who complete the program will have done intensive work in writing, workshopping, and exploring publication opportunities.  They will be equipped to incorporate creative writing elements or classes as part of their teaching responsibilities in high schools, community colleges, and universities.  Contact Dr. Robin Ann Reid at Robin.Reid@tamuc.edu.

Certificate Requirements:

Coursework must be completed at A&M-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for the certificate.  Fifteen semester hours from one the following (no substitutions):

Poetry

ENG 578 Workshop on Writing
ENG 585 Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres
ENG 563 Creative and Scholarly Publishing
ENG 526 Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 579 Style and Stylistics

Fiction

ENG 578 Workshop on Writing
ENG 585 Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres
ENG 563 Publishing
ENG 540 Development of the British Novel
ENG 519 American Literature in Transition

Children's/YA Fiction

ENG 578 Workshop on Writing
ENG 585 Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres
ENG 563 Publishing
ENG 505 The Invention of Children's Literature and Childhood
ENG 508 Constructing Reality and Reconstructing History
in Children's and Adolescent Literature

Creative Non-Fiction

ENG 578 Workshop on Writing
ENG 585 Workshop on Writing: Forms and Genres
ENG 563 Publishing
ENG 515 History and Theory of Rhetoric
ENG 570 Strategies in Composition

Required Documents for Admission:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards the bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).