Writing Certificate Become a more effective teacher of writing! Help to strengthen the quality of writing in our schools by accessing current thinking and research in the field. Courses in this Writing Certificate are designed to develop confidence in your own writing abilities and provide effective strategies for teaching writing in your professional practice. Program Overview The certificate in writing is dedicated to: Raising the visibility of writing in schools Strengthening the quality of writing that Minnesota students produce Engaging teachers in their own writing and building a community of teacher writers Critically and thoughtfully reviewing professional literature related to writing instruction Supporting teachers as they explore the power of writing to bring about social change Courses 10 total credits: 5 required, 5 elective credits. View a list of required and elective courses About The Program The Writing Certificate program was developed in collaboration with the Comprehensive Center-VI at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.