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 specialized instruction in the teaching of creative writing for undergraduate, high school, or community classrooms. The majority of instruction for the seminar takes place during the intensive residency; however, the course also requires students to complete significant pre-assignments before arriving at residency: students submit original creative writing to be discussed during the residency Workshop and read and respond to materials in the Workshop Booklet. Teaching students also develop lesson plans for leading a Workshop and writing exercise during the seminar. In addition, students read all other assigned texts, including books and/or scripts in common. Students view films, when required. Students are also required to view online orientation sessions and/or participate in virtual orientations and introductory curriculum sessions. Before residency, students are assigned to participate in the seminar facilitated by a faculty leader that focuses on the teaching of writing in different areas. Students are expected to be open to the comments of faculty and students, to provide comments on the work of other students, and to participate in any other assignments presented by faculty. In addition to fully participating in the seminar, students attend required lectures, conferences, readings, and participate in cross-genre and/or interrelatedness-of-the-arts activities. Students submit residency reports, a seminar 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.