College Credit Plus Composition and Rhetoric Credential Program

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About the Credential Program in Composition and Rhetoric

This program in teaching English is designed to provide graduate-level credentials to allow high school teachers to teach college-level composition courses in their high schools through College Credit Plus (CCP). In addition, teachers completing this program will meet the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) standards for eligibility to teach courses in Ohio public community colleges and universities. With the exception of LA 6100, these credential/certificate courses will also count toward teachers’ licensure renewal requirements and earn credit hours toward the M.A. in English with a concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, if desired.

Admission Requirements and Process

Secondary English teachers who wish to pursue the teaching credential/certificate must follow these steps:

  • Apply through Wright State's Graduate School. The options for applying to the CCP certificate and credential programs are on the online application.
  • Submit proof of current Ohio AYA License in integrated language arts.
  • An official transcript showing the award of a master’s degree in any field, unless from Wright State.

The application form must be completed with all the required documents attached. The form when completed must be signed and dated. All application materials become the property of the Graduate School and cannot be returned.

Send application materials to:

Graduate School
344 Student Union
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Program of Study

Students must complete the following program of courses (three credit hours each.)

2 Required Courses:

  • ENG 7120 Rhetoric
  • ENG 7200 Teaching College Composition                                      

1 Course in each of the following series:

  • ENG 7410s Writing Pedagogy
  • ENG 7420s Writing Practices
  • ENG 7430s Theories of Writing and Teaching Writing
  • 1 Elective in Composition and Rhetoric, or TESOL, or literature (must be ENG 7000- or 6000-level course, or LA 6100)

Total: 18 semester credit hours

Course Format

  • At least one course from the 6000- or 7000-level series is offered every summer.
  • Throughout the academic year graduate courses in English are offered in the evenings or online each semester. 

Some courses may change or be substituted. Contact the program advisor for more information:

Kelli Zaytoun, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English Language and Literatures


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