An inquiry into the nature and value of literary experience and the role of instruction in helping readers productively access that experience. Focus on reading short older and contemporary texts and experimenting with promising practices.
An examination of traditional and current approaches to reading, interpreting, and criticizing a diverse selection of literary works, with an emphasis on the relationship between critical theories and pedagogical principles and practices.
This course focuses on issues in young adult literature, including those related to adolescent identities informed by diversity, urban experience, race, and gender, and highlights pedagogical principles and practices in teaching adolescents and literature.
An examination of contemporary literary selections through particular socio-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives and contexts including geographic, racial, ethical, and political, with consideration of the pedagogical implications.
Examines purposes, issues, and practices related to the design and implementation of curriculum, assessment, and effective teaching strategies, evaluation and instructional strategies that integrate the language arts and address the broader purposes of educating an informed, imaginative, and action-inclined citizenry.
The course focuses on helping teachers examine theoretical and pedagogical principles relevant to teaching literary and non-literary texts with emphasis on helping struggling adolescent and young adult readers.
This course serves as an introduction to the ways in which we might approach the teaching of secondary English language arts through drama and theater. Students will experiment with and critique dramatic tools for the teaching of fiction and nonfiction texts (with a specific focus on the teaching of plays) and consider issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the classroom integration of drama and theater. drama.
The course integrates theory and practice for teachers. Topics include the textual character of genres, critical perspectives on writing instruction, research on writing, evaluation and assessment of writing, and classroom methods for teaching writing.
This course focuses on how new technologies have impacted and enabled emerging practices in the learning and teaching of English.
A non-fiction writing workshop. This course is taught as part of 6 credit block with A&HE 4151: Teaching of writing.
Experience in reading and writing poetry, designing curriculum, and determining effective teaching practices.
An examination of diverse theoretical perspectives and pedagogical principles for teaching Shakespeare.
This seminar is designed to support practicing teachers as they compose and expand their teaching lives. The seminar will provide teachers with a community of colleagues with whom they can explore instructional strategies, pedagogy, and the challenges of contemporary teaching. This course is ordinarily offered online for students in the INSTEP MA program only. Offered fall semester only.
This course will offer experienced teachers an opportunity to revisit, reimagine and re-articulate those principles and methods at the core of what they do in the classroom. Each semester, the course will concentrate on one of the following: the Teaching of Writing (critical perspectives on writing instruction, research on writing, evaluation and assessment of writing, and classroom methods for teaching writing), the Teaching of Reading (critical issues in the teaching of literary and non-literary texts) or English Methods (approaches to unit and course design, the integration of language arts). Students are encouraged to experience each concentration.
An examination of narrative theories, narrative design, and philosophies of composition.
Majors only. Students may satisfy state certification requirements by participating in the supervised teaching program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students should plan to reserve part of each day Monday through Friday for classroom experience.
Majors only. A series of guided observations of schools, teachers, and students, which are supplemented by opportunities to report and systematically reflect on observations.
Permission of instructor required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others.
Investigates multiple ways to craft and present research processes and findings, explores theoretical, practical, and ethical considerations for the choices made, and examines how research writing makes intelligible, through structure and craft, unique representations and interpretations that maintain or challenge traditions of text, genre, and expectations in research writing. This course is a co-requisite with A&HE 5504 as part of a 6-credit block.
Examines the role of practitioner qualitative research in knowledge production, teaching, and learning.
This course examines "popular" texts and popular culture through modern and post-modern theoretical lenses.
The course examines the applicability of rhetorical theories and composition research.
Provides opportunities for students to participate in workshops conducted by master practitioners and to develop projects for implementation in schools and other field settings. 45 hours for mentoring sessions could do an addition 45 hours for project design, research, and implementation
A writing seminar/workshop intended to facilitate the design, implementation, and write up of a research project with focus on research processes, options for writing to targeted audiences, and an exploration of the ethical and representational dilemmas posed in various research traditions. This course is a co-requisite with A&HE 5149 Research Writing as part of a 6-credit block.
A required introductory course for doctoral students focused on the texts that have shaped and defined the field of English education as an intellectual discipline and discrete arena for research and teaching. Course also prepares current and prospective doctoral students for the required first certification examination.
This course is an advanced seminar in literature and in critical theory as it relates to the reading, writing, and teaching of literature. May include an intensive study of a particular literary text, author, genre, or period.
This course examines how gender, class, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation issues may impact learning and teaching in classrooms. This course also emphasizes and models culturally responsive teaching.
This course allows students to reflect systematically on their teaching practice, particularly as it relates to taking leadership stances among their colleagues, in their schools, and within their districts. Students will design and implement practice-based research that will document ways they engage and dialogue as literacy leaders. As such, this course serves as a capstone to the Ed M program.
An examination of politically-sensitive issues in curriculum, instruction, and assessment with an introduction to political theories that interrogate policy and practice in the English language arts.
An examination of problems and issues in the teaching of English to diverse populations of students in contemporary college classrooms.
Explores diverse ways that narrative research theorizes and narratizes human experience, examines a variety of narrative research genre, emphasizes narrative methods as humanizing and decolonizing research traditions, grapples with methodological, representational, and ethical issues involved in data collection, interpretation, and writing, and emphasizes self-reflexivity to account for a researcher’s presence, power, and ethical responsibility.
Permission of instructor required. This course builds on prior knowledge of various genre of narrative research (biography, autobiography, autoethnography, testimonial, oral history, or life history) to focus on crafting techniques and forms utilized to evoke, and provoke various narrative explorations, excavations and cartographies—each offering differences in effect and affect intended to capture ‘experience’ as nuanced, subjective, multiple, and located on the ever shifting grounds of (re)membering and (re)rendering.
Permission of instructor required. Provides opportunities for instructional experimentation and research in classrooms and other field settings.
Permission of instructor required. Provides opportunities to function in an apprenticeship role in teaching or research in the context of a college English classroom or other field setting.
Permission of instructor required. Provides opportunities to function in an apprenticeship role in teaching or research in the context of a secondary English classroom or other field setting.
This seminar must be taken at least once during the course of doctoral study but may be taken multiple times as topics differ with each offering. Doctoral seminars focus on research and theory in a special domain of English education. Designed to help students gain expertise in a particular area and to help students develop research projects in that area. In this course, we will examine movements in curriculum theory in relation to the broader fields of English and literacies education, and build toward present/future critical, antiracist, and transformative curriculum theorizing.
An exploration of a range of postmodern textual practices from literature, nonfiction, film, research reports, and public pedagogies that serve as potential sites to illustrate divergent postmodern inquiry practices and textualities that dis-semble logics of critique and interpretation and pose new ways of recognizing, naming and un-naming particular social and cultural practices as these influence theories and practice.
Permission of instructor required. Advanced research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others. 45 hours for mentoring sessions could do an addition 45 hours for project design, research, and implementation
Permission of instructor required. Designed to help students complete an acceptable dissertation proposal.
Permission of instructor required. All Ed.D. and Ph.D. students, upon successful defense of dissertation proposal must register continuously for Dissertation Advisement or an alternative course approved by their sponsor until the final defense of the dissertation.