Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA) - Summer 2015 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Summer 2015
ENGLISH
6233
Workshop: The Teaching of Writing and Learning
This workshop focuses on teaching writing and on using writing to enhance student learning across disciplines, by exploring their own teaching and by reading and discussing professional literature; they also write, reflect upon, and share their writing in order to refine professional practice.
3 unit(s)
ENGLISH
6100
Introduction to Graduate Study in English
Introduction to problems, techniques, and tools of graduate-level study and research in English; to be completed before 9 hours earned in the M.A. program. Prerequisite(s): written consent of English Graduate Coordinator.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2015
ENGLISH
6286
Studies in English Education: Milestones
Theory, research, policy statements marking the 100+ year development of English teaching; the trends and issues they represent that are foundational to exemplary curriculum and practice.
3 unit(s)
ENGLISH
6233
Workshop: Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership for Writing and Learning (IWP Level II)
3 unit(s)

Optional

Spring 2016
ENGLISH
6980
Seminar in the Teaching of English
Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201)
3 unit(s)

Topic: Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Schools

Summer 2016
ENGLISH
6188
Seminar in Literature
Selected generic, thematic, or critical topic or specific writer. Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201).
3 unit(s)

Topic: Inquiry into American Literature

Fall 2016
ENGLISH
6188
Seminar in Literature
Selected generic, thematic, or critical topic or specific writer. Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201).
3 unit(s)

Topic: The Short Story

Spring 2017
ENGLISH
6259
Teaching Literature: Considerations and Complications
This course explores a wide range of the factors that influence how literature is taught at the secondary level. Rather than focusing on "how to," it provides an opportunity to critically examine how we decide both content and methodology.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2017

Courses to be determined, as selected in consultation with English graduate faculty and TESS cohort students. Six units of coursework (two courses) to be completed.


Examples of courses offered in the past (3 units each):

  • Early American Literature
  • Genre Seminar: Frontiers of Non-Fiction
  • Genre Seminar: Teaching Contemporary Poetry
  • Iowa Writing Project workshops offered at the 6000-level
  • Performance and Technology in English Teaching
Fall 2017
ENGLISH
6299
Research
Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201).
3 unit(s)