Help tomorrow’s leaders become better writers with the flexible, online Certificate in Teaching Writing program from Johns Hopkins University.

Degree Type:
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
5 courses
Time to Complete:
9 – 12 months

Program Overview

Designed for educators who already have certification, the certificate allows you to address your career needs and interests while learning within a diverse community. By offering flexible, interactive, and customized learning, the program provides a model for teaching writing and a forum where all teachers can learn and grow together as teachers of writing, and as writers too.

The Certificate in Teaching Writing is geared for teachers at all levels, K-University, in all disciplines. In this program you will:

  • Learn to become a master teacher of writing
  • Acquire new and innovative ways to teach writing to your students
  • Study theories and best practices on the teaching of writing that you can share with your colleagues
  • Have an ability to pursue your own writing in an exciting and supportive online community of teachers and writers

What’s It Like to Study Teaching Writing at JHU?

Why Study Teaching Writing at JHU

Surround yourself with other writers and teachers: Your classmates and faculty members all have a story to tell.

Study With Professional Writers

Our faculty has been published in Education Week, The New York Review of Books, Time, and many literary journals and major newspapers. Research interests include pop music, Icelandic literature, digital media, creative writing, and multilingual writers.

Grow Your Writing Community

Our program brings together teachers and writers from all backgrounds: full-time and adjunct professors, public and private school teachers in all subject areas, writing center directors, ELL teachers, and other professionals interested in teaching.

Courses to Match Your Interests

All courses are geared for teachers at all levels, K-University, in all disciplines. Our program encourages participants to learn from and teach each other, regardless of grade level or discipline—and provides the flexibility o adapt what you are learning to your own situations, needs, and interests.

Attend Our Next Event

Although much remains uncertain about the pandemic, one thing is clear: COVID will have a lasting impact on the field of science journalism. In this panel discussion hosted by the Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program, a JHU public health expert, a Vox science editor, and a COVID beat reporter will wrestle with what we've learned, what science journalists can do better, and what to expect next.

Time: Mar 1 12:00 PM
Location: Online

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Help tomorrow’s leaders become better writers with the flexible, online Certificate in Teaching Writing program from Johns Hopkins University.

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Advanced Academic Programs Admissions

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $15,540 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs ($1,692) were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ N/A of debt.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, 6 Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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