Teaching English in Secondary Schools (TESS) (MA)
Tentative course schedule
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- Summer 2015
ENGLISH 6233 Workshop: Teaching Writing -- 3 unit(s)
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.
- Fall 2015
ENGLISH 6286 Studies in English Education: Milestones -- 3 unit(s)
ENGLISH 6233 Workshop: Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership for Writing and Learning (IWP Level II) -- 3 unit(s)
- Spring 2016
ENGLISH 6980 Seminar in the Teaching of English -- 3 unit(s)
Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): 620:201
Topic: Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Schools
- Summer 2016
ENGLISH 6188 Seminar in Literature: Inquiry into American Literature -- 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 (620:201).
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 2016 through Summer 2017 -- 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):
- Early American Literature
- 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
- Teaching Literature: Considerations & Complications
- Fall 2017
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.
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.