Expressive Writing Facilitator (EWF)

CELA’s Expressive Writing Facilitator (EWF) Certificate Program requires completion of General Education and Arts Area coursework, a supervised facilitation skills component, and a final capstosne project.


General Education Requirement

EW01  Language Arts, Transformation, & Self
EW02  Poetry, Healing, & Health
EW03  Language Arts: The Sung Word
EW04  Memoir & Creative Expression
EW05  Expression through Short Story
EW06  Writing & Populations: Who you are | Where you are
EW07  Documentation for Facilitaton


Arts Area Coursework Requirement

AA005  The Work of the Writer 1


Supervised Facilitation Skills Requirement

EWF students are required to complete 10 hours of supervised group expressive writing facilitation and 5 hours of supervised individual expressive writing facilitation as part of the certification program. The facilitation skills requirement allows students to engage first-hand in group and individual expressive writing facilitating experiences while receiving one-on-one supervision.


Students enroll in the online class EW08 Facilitation Skills in order to complete this requirement.


Program Overview

All courses are online and presented in a module format. Each class is one module and each module has several lessons. Students work at their own pace to complete the work of the program. The EWF certificate program is typically completed within 10-14 months of enrollment.


Transfer Credit

CELA does not accept transfer credit for the EWF program. All courses must be completed through CELA.


Course Descriptions



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