E402 – Teaching Composition

Credit Hours:
3

Course Level:
Undergraduate

Semesters Offered:
Fall Spring

Prerequisite: CO301 (A, B, C or D). Some computer proficiency required.

Description: This is a course in the teaching and evaluation of writing in secondary schools. It is required for English Education majors and strongly recommended for those students in other majors who plan to teach secondary education. The course aims to help students articulate a theory of writing instruction; design writing assignments for multiple contexts; develop and use rubrics and guidelines for response and evaluation of writing; and examine effective writing pedagogy in both traditional and computer-based classrooms.