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
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
Video Introduction to the African American Literature Concentration (YouTube)