2011 Cohort - Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA)

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2011

ENGLISH 6100 Introduction to Graduate Study in English -- 3 unit(s)

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.

ENGLISH 6286 Studies in the Teaching of Writing -- 3 unit(s)

This Iowa Writing Project course focuses on the teaching of writing and uses of writing to learn across disciplines and program levels through professional dialogue and reading, demonstrated practice and writing experience.

Fall 2011

ENGLISH 6286 Studies in English Education: Milestones -- 3 unit(s)

Spring 2012

ENGLISH 6980 Seminar in the Teaching of English -- 3 unit(s)

Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): 620:201

Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Schools

Summer 2012

ENGLISH 5688 Genre Seminar: Exploring the Frontiers of Non-Fiction -- 3 unit(s)

Intensive study of a genre - for example, novella, long poem, memoir, short fiction, satire, science fiction. May include attention to the genre’s history, representative texts and/or relevant literary theory. May be repeated for credit on different topics. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 2120 (620:034) or consent of instructor; junior standing.

ENGLISH 6286 Studies in Writing and Learning: Advanced Pedagogy -- 3 unit(s)

This Iowa Writing Project course focuses on individual and shared investigation of practice, related to implementation of practices following participation in the IWP initial level institute, and on writing — especially revision — experience in a writing workshop.

Fall 2012

ENGLISH 6188 Seminar in Literature -- 3 unit(s)

The Short Story

Spring 2013

ENGLISH 6980 Seminar in the Teaching of English -- 3 unit(s)

Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): 620:201

Summer 2013

ENGLISH 6188 Seminar in Literature -- 3 unit(s)

Contemporary Poetry

ENGLISH 6289 Seminar

Performance and Technology in English Teaching -- 3 unit(s)

Fall 2013

ENGLISH XXXX Elective or research credit

-- 3 unit(s)

Spring 2014

ENGLISH 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 3 unit(s)

Iowa Writing Project
Up to six hours of Iowa Writing Project credit may be applied to the degree (excluding ENGLISH 4133/5133). Generally, IWP institutes are offered at a rate less than full tuition.

Course delivery

Courses in this program are offered via interactive video conferencing methods (including the Adobe Connect) Wednesday evenings during fall and spring semesters. Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Summer sessions may include some in-person instruction on the UNI campus or another location in Iowa.

While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.