Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA) - Spring 2018 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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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
Seminar in Literature: Teaching Poetry
Students in this class will read and respond both critically and creatively to a wide range of writing by contemporary American poets.
3 unit(s)
Genre Seminar: Creative Non Fiction
This course will explore strategies for teaching nonfiction in the secondary school. We'll practice selecting works of creative nonfiction that are grade-appropriate and meet Common Core requirements, and we'll build teachable units around these readings. We'll also produce creative nonfiction of our own so as to better understand how the essay form works from the inside out.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2019
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 2019 through Spring 2020 -- 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
  • Performance and Technology in English Teaching
  • Seminar in Literature: Inquiry in American Literature
  • Teaching Literature: Considerations & Complications
Summer 2020
Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): ENGLISH 6100 (620:201).
3 unit(s)