2013 Cohort - Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA)

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2013

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.

On the UNI campus, June 10-13, June 24-27, July 1-3 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

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.

On the UNI campus Mondays-Fridays, July 8-26 (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Fall 2013

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

Spring 2014

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

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

Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Schools

Summer 2014

ENGLISH 5410 Early American Literature -- 3 unit(s)

Diverse literary and cultural expressions of the American experience from early European contact through the 1820s. Genres include autobiography, religious writing, captivity narrative, poetry and the novel.

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 2014

ENGLISH 6259 Teaching Literature: Considerations and Complications -- 3 unit(s)

Spring 2015

ENGLISH 6188 Seminar: The Short Story -- 3 unit(s)

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 .

Summer 2015

ENGLISH XXXX Literature course

-- 3 unit(s)

ENGLISH XXXX Pedagogy course

-- 3 unit(s)

Fall 2015

ENGLISH 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 3 unit(s)

Spring 2016

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

Fall and spring courses in this program are offered via interactive video conferencing methods (including the Adobe Connect) on Wednesday evenings. Some courses and coursework are offered online using eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Two courses each summer include some in-person instruction at UNI, set on a beautiful 900-acre campus. The city of Cedar Falls is a charming community, complete with a nationally recognized historic downtown, more than 100 miles of recreational trails and a variety of cultural and entertainment experiences.

Services and support

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