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Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Certificate in Professional Communication

Communication professionals work in a rapidly changing environment that requires them to update their abilities throughout their career. Both conceptual and technological issues underlie those changes. This online certificate program is designed to help those communicators remain current and competitive.

The certificate requires 15 semester hours (s.h.) of courses in the area of Technical and Professional Communication with a minimum B average in all certificate course work. Only 3 s.h. of a grade of C will count toward this certificate. Internship (ENGL 6740, 6741) and Directed Reading (ENGL 6725) courses cannot count toward the certificate. No hours in another discipline can be counted. 

Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies or Brent Henze (tpc@ecu.edu).

Certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

The graduate certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures offers continuing education for post baccalaureate teachers, professionals, and potential graduate degree students in literatures from diverse ethnic and cultural groups that may have been excluded from mainstream literary studies. Course work is interdisciplinary, with emphases on genre, historical context, and critical methodologies, with a focus on ethnic American and world literatures written in English.


This certificate is offered only online. Completion requires 12 semester hours (s.h.) of courses, including ENGL 6340 and 6360 (required), and 6 s.h. to be selected from ENGL 6330, 6350, 6370, 6380, 6420, 6450, 6460, 7350, and 7365. Other special topics graduate courses in related areas may be approved on an individual basis.

Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies or Rick Taylor (taylorr@ecu.edu).

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL Certificate is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The certificate helps prepare professionals planning to teach English language learners (ELLs) in public/private sectors in the US or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in such contexts overseas.

Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas. Nonnative speakers of English are required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 or higher. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll as nondegree seeking students or pursue the certificate concurrently while enrolled in an ECU graduate program. Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.

The certificate requires 9 s. h. of graduate-level course work, including ENGL 6528 and 6531 (required), and 3 s.h. to be selected from ENGL 6009, 6526, 6527, 6529, 7525, 7530, 7535, 7605, and 7680.

Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies or Solveig Bosse (bosses@ecu.edu).

Certificate in Teaching English in the Two-Year College

The graduate certificate in TETYC is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English at the community or two-year college.  This certificate is not offered online.

Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas.  Nonnative speakers of English will be required to submit a qualifying score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) unless they have a degree from an accredited college or university in the US.  Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll as non-degree seeking students or pursue the certificate concurrently while enrolled in an ECU graduate program.  Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.

The certificate requires 12 s.h. of graduate-level course work, including ENGL 7666, 7960, and 7975 (required), and 3 s.h. to be selected from ENGL 6528, 6625, 7745, and 7950.  Other courses may be substituted with approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.

Additional details can be obtained by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies or Will Banks (banksw@ecu.edu).