Teaching Language Arts in the Digital Age

Program Type
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Main Campus in Radford, VA


For language arts teachers or prospective teachers at all levels who want to explore language arts in digital realms. Through this six-course certification program, you’ll learn about digital literacy, device interaction, and the challenges of language arts in the digital age with an emphasis on diversity and handling controversial digital content.

Why Pursue the Teaching Language Arts in the Digital Age Certificate at Radford?

  • Fully online content delivery and courses allow you to work around your schedule.
  • The intense focus on digital literacy, digital content, and device interaction (3 screens and the cloud) will help you become an expert in language arts in the digital age.
  • You do not have to take the 6 courses in sequential order.
  • The major area covered includes writing, reading, and assessment, with additional emphasis on diversity; controversial material in digital content; and electronic devices and interfaces in students’ lives and classrooms.
  • All courses are ENGL, which satisfies most accrediting requirements for dual enrollment or undergrad teaching in a discipline for those who hold at least a master’s degree in any recognized discipline.

Careers and Internships

Teaching Language Arts in a Digital Age helps you enhance your skills for a future career in roles like elementary, middle, and high school teacher, postsecondary teacher, librarian, library media specialist, and library technician and assistants.

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students should apply as non-degree seeking students, submitting a graduate application that includes “Teaching Language Arts in the Digital Age Certificate” in the comment field; the application fee; and official transcripts.

Those wishing to include the certificate with a degree program should apply to the English department graduate program and consult with the English department graduate program coordinator.