ENG-662: Teaching Seminar in Creative Writing with Residency
The Teaching Seminar in Creative Writing serves MFA students (or graduates of MFA or appropriate MA programs) who wish to pursue a specialization in the teaching of creative writing for undergraduate, high school, or community classrooms. The seminar takes place during an intensive residency. Before attending residency, students must complete pre-assignments, including reading all assigned texts, submitting special worksheets for the Workshop Booklet, and submitting a short review of the Faculty Book/Script in Common, usually in their major area of concentration. Students read Area Books in Common and view films, when required. Teaching students also develop lesson plans for leading a Workshop and writing exercise during the seminar. Students also view online required orientation sessions. During the residency, ENG662 students take part in a faculty-led Workshop that focuses on the teaching of writing in different areas. Students are expected to present their work and provide comment on the work of other students, as well as participate in any other assignments presented by Workshop faculty and students. During the seminar, students are expected to attend required lectures, conferences, and readings. Students submit residency reports, a Workshop evaluation, and any other required evaluations. This course may be taken only once. If a student takes ENG662 as a substitute for ENG642: Advanced MFA Residency II, the student must also lead a Small Group Discussion. If an MAW student takes ENG662 as a substitute for the Capstone Residency, the student must also fulfill all Capstone requirements, and accordingly earns 5 credits for ENG662. If a student takes ENG662 as a substitute for ENG645: MFA Graduation Residency, the student must also fulfill all graduation requirements, and accordingly earns 5 credits for ENG662.