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Certificate in African American Literature

The graduate certificate program provides training to students interested in teaching African American literature.  The 15 credit-hour program provides students with the background necessary to develop African American literature programs for elementary or secondary classrooms. The certificate is an ideal way for current and future teachers to highlight their expertise in African American literature for career advancement and employment.

Students must choose 12 credit hours from graduate African American literature courses. 3 hours of elective credit may be chosen from additional African American literature courses or American literature courses that have an African American literature component. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and the coordinator of the African American Literature concentration to meet these goals.

For more information about the African American Literature certificate program, contact Dr. Reginald Martin at (901) 678-4513, Patterson 441. For more information about the English graduate programs, contact Ms. Sarah Ellis in the English Graduate Office, Patterson 425, (901) 678-1448.

For more information:

Department of English Graduate Admissions
English Gradbook
Graduate Catalog
Video Introduction to the African American Literature Concentration (YouTube)

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