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We’re here to help you every step of the way. For any inquiries, please email our graduate director at TCgrad@unt.edu. In addition, you can call our main office at 940-565-4458.

Mailing address

Department of Technical Communication
Auditorium Building, Suite 317
Phone: 940-565-4458
Fax: 940-369-8976
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed for University holidays and intermittently for errands)

Cost

 

Tuition and Fees

 

Getting your Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,421.45
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2018

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
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hrough Summer 2018

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,666.45
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2018

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our department has one of the most prestigious group of technical communication faculty in the world. We have leading researchers and teachers who focus on cutting-edge technical communication pedagogy.

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Our faculty members are committed to your success. They also have experience teaching online, and they will all

  • Be available for contact throughout your online course experience
  • Monitor and encourage student participation and process
  • Provide prompt feedback on your work
  • Engage with student questions through multiple media

Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing

Courses

 

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The GAC in Teaching Technical Writing is 100% Online. Students accepted to the program, complete four required graduate-level courses. Your graduate academic certificate will appear on your official university transcript from UNT.

Required Courses

All courses are taught in 8-week sessions.

TECM 5195 (3 hours) Editing Technical Documents

TECM 5200 (3 hours) Digital Content Strategies for Communication Professionals

TECM 5280 (3 hours) Designing Technical Documents

TECM 5550 (3 hours) Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication

Certificate students who choose to continue in a graduate degree program are required to meet all the admission requirements, including GPA, GRE, and other prerequisites of students seeking a Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses may be applied to a 30-hour degree upon advisement of the graduate coordinator.

Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing

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Achieve Your Online Graduate Academic Certificate in Teaching Technical Writing

Our Teaching Technical Writing GAC is designed for college teachers—or people interested in higher education teaching—who want a boost to their career. Because the number of college teaching jobs in technical writing continues to increase while those in teaching language and literature continue to shrink, our GAC offers an extra credential that will make you more competitive for college teaching positions. Our GAC is specifically tailored for people who already have a Master’s degree or are currently enrolled in a Master’s program.

Benefits and Advantages of our Certificate

  • The GAC can be completed quickly—in as little as 7 months!
  • Our course rotation allows you to take classes in any fall, spring or summer term.
  • All courses are taught by world-class faculty with formal education and workplace experience in technical communication.
  • The coursework provides training that will make you highly qualified to teach ENG 2311: Technical and Business Writing (or the equivalent introductory course in colleges outside of Texas).
  • The program has no minimum GPA or GRE prerequisites.
  • GAC coursework can be applied toward our Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

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  • Convenient. Earn your certificate online.
  • Affordable. A 3-credit-hour course costs approximately $1,421.45 for a Texas Resident.
  • Flexible. Log in any time and from any place. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. Working full time? Online courses allow you to take courses while working a full-time job.
  • Respected. Our program is offered through a standalone department with world-class faculty dedicated solely to technical communication.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for—:

  • People who do not want to earn another Master’s degree.
  • Those who have not yet succeeded in landing a teaching position with their degrees in composition and rhetoric, literature, creative writing, or cultural studies.

How does it work?

  • The 12-hour Teaching Technical Writing GAC requires four 8-week courses: Editing Technical Documents (TECM 5195), Digital Content Strategies (TECM 5200), Designing Technical Documents (TECM 5280), and Studies in the Teaching of Technical Communication (TECM 5550).
  • The online course offerings rotate throughout Fall, Summer, and Spring terms. In other words, two 8-week courses are offered each term on a rotating schedule. You can complete the certificate in as little as 7 months if you take courses over the summer.

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Technical Communication
Auditorium English Building, Suite 317
1401 W. Hickory
Denton TX, 76201 

Office: (940) 565-4458
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Chilton Hall, Suite 265
410 S. Avenue C
Denton TX, 76201 

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