Love of Language Certificate

7 Courses
Independent Study
14 Weeks

Let Language Lead Your Learning and Inspire Your Students

Take an individual course or work toward earning a certificate with multiple courses!

The Love of Language Certificate courses are designed to rekindle an appreciation of the beauty and power of language. This certificate program allows you to select individual language or literature courses that spark a personal interest, ranging from writing and grammar (yes, grammar!) to literature and poetry genres or significant authors. Elective courses in this program are guided by audio content, published by the Recorded Books Modern Scholar, in a journey that begins by studying and reflecting on language and literature and concludes with independent writing, research or curriculum projects. After taking six elective courses, consider completing the certificate program with the capstone course where you will build a culminating project that encompasses all of the Love of Language courses that you have taken.

All of the audio courses used in this series are available via or , as well as many public libraries as audiobook downloads.

Certificate Requirements

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Love of Language. The certificate can be completed at your own pace. Learn more about the ’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.

Schedule & Fees

Elective Courses – Enroll in Individual Courses, or Earn a Certificate (choose 6 units, plus core)

Complete 6 of the following 20 courses for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Love of Language: Writing and Persuasion (prev #: EDU-739I) [EDU-X739I] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Literature (prev #: EDU-740I) [EDU-X740I] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Grammar (prev #: EDU-741I) [EDU-X741I] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses, and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Poetry (prev #: EDU-742I) [EDU-X742I] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses, and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Children’s Literature (prev #: EDU-741J) [EDU-X741J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: J.R.R. Tolkien and Fantasy Literature (prev #: EDU-742J) [EDU-X742J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: C.S. Lewis (prev #: EDU-743J) [EDU-X743J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Science Fiction (prev #: EDU-744J) [EDU-X744J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Detective Fiction (prev #: EDU-745J) [EDU-X745J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: He Said/She Said (prev #: EDU-746J) [EDU-X746J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Kacey Weiss

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: The English Language (prev #: EDU-747J) [EDU-X747J] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Bible as Literature [EDU-X711K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Greek Mythology [EDU-X712K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and a three-unit course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Chaucer [EDU-X713K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Shakespeare’s Tragedies [EDU-X714K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Shakespeare’s Comedies [EDU-X715K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and a three-unit capstone course

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: British Romantic Poets [EDU-X716K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course for teachers

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Walt Whitman [EDU-X717K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course for teachers

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: George Orwell [EDU-X718K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course for teachers

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Love of Language: Mark Twain [EDU-X719K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $134
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$134
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course for teachers

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

Core Course

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Love of Language – Capstone [EDU-X723K] Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $391
Start now, you have 270 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$391
Independent Study
Eric Ginsberg

Love of Language Capstone is an independent study course that is a core requirement for the Love of Language Certificate program

Once you have enrolled in this course, you may access Course Instructions upon .

$45
$1,240

Learning Method Information

Independent Study

Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:

  • Working professionals with tight schedules
  • Students who require a specific course to meet professional development or recertification requirements
  • Students living in remote locations
  • Students who cannot easily attend courses due to injury or illness
  • Students who are self-motivated and conscientious

Curriculum

Enroll in individual courses of your choice and start with any course any time to earn graduate level extension credits. The Capstone course is intended to be taken as the last course for the certificate program only.

You can expect the following from the Independent Study Self-Paced course in this series:

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

Grade K-12 teachers that want to develop a greater appreciation for language topics, literature genres and/or certain authors’ works and share this rekindled or new found interest with their students.

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