Master of Arts in Teaching Writing

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Teach Others to Write Well and Communicate Clearly

Gain a competitive edge in your teaching career with the online Master of Arts in Teaching Writing program, offered by the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs division. This program offers a wide range of comprehensive courses, plus the ability to utilize electives to tailor your experience to your career. You will also collaborate with peer educators as you learn to inspire student writing across grade levels.

Through the program, you will elevate your expertise as a teacher by learning from published authors and celebrated educators. Join us to:

  • Learn innovative techniques for teaching writing at any level and in multiple disciplines.
  • Study theories and best practices on the teaching of writing that you can share with colleagues.
  • Pursue opportunities for your own writing in an exciting and supportive online community of teachers and writers.

Enhance your ability to convey the nuances of the written word within your current teaching position or prepare to become an educator at any grade level. You can develop the qualifications to work in early childhood education, secondary teaching, or secure a position at a college or university. Our online program is designed in a flexible format, allowing you to study at the time and place that is best for you.

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Professional Opportunities

Earning this degree can lead to developing opportunities in education. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “postsecondary teachers and preschool, elementary, and secondary school teachers will be needed to meet the demand” of the 10% growth expected for education, training, and library occupations through 2030.1

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This graduate certificate in teaching writing provides an alternative credential for college graduates that can lead to career advancement.

Earning your Certificate in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University, a globally recognized leader in teaching and research, is a great way to boost your experience. Designed for educators who are already in the field, the 5-course certificate program can be completed in under a year. It provides you with teaching skills, theoretical foundations, and a supportive network of other writers.

Requirements: 5 courses

Duration: 9-12 months

Course Delivery: Online

A bachelor’s degree is required for this certificate.

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  1. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” 8 Sept. 2021. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  1. “Education, Training, and Library Occupations.” 8 Sept. 2021. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 12 November 2021.