Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA) - Summer 2017 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Summer 2017
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)
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)
Fall 2017
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)
Spring 2018
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 2018 through Summer 2019 -- 18 unit(s)

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 each summer; three units of coursework (one course) to be completed each fall and spring.

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

  • Genre Seminar: Frontiers of Non-Fiction
  • Genre Seminar: The Short Story
  • Genre Seminar: Teaching Contemporary Poetry
  • Iowa Writing Project workshops offered at the 6000-level
  • Performance and Technology in English Teaching
  • Seminar in Literature: Inquiry in American Literature
  • Teaching Literature: Considerations & Complications
Fall 2019
Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201).
3 unit(s)