Certificate Programs in Technical Communication and TESOL

Students who wish to earn the Certificate in Technical Communication and/or in TESOL must be admitted to the Graduate School, but may pursue the certificate independent of a master’s degree program.

Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication

The English Department offers an 18-semester-hour Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication. The certificate requires:

Technical Writing and Editing
EH 501THRY & PRACTICE TECHNICAL COMM3
EH 502PROBS TECHNICAL EDITING3
Select two English electives focusing on technical communication, with at least one at the 600 level 16
Allied Field 26
Total Semester Hours18
1

Such as EH 601, EH 602, or EH 649

2

In an allied field such as linguistics, management, or information systems

All certificate courses may count toward the M.A. in English. No more than six semester hours taken at another institution may be applied to the certificate, and certificate courses taken at UAH must include EH 501 or EH 502. Students wishing to write a thesis in technical communication may use the six allied field semester hours as thesis semester hours (EH 699).