Prairie Lands got me into the habit of writing for myself. More than anything it allowed me to put myself in the place of my students. I realized how much time is necessary for the production of good writing. Last year, it was easy for me to introduce an idea on Monday and ask for a draft on Tuesday. I don't think it will be that easy next year. I got to feel like a student again, but with a much slower metabolism this time.
PLWP offers institutes for MWSU graduate credit as well as MWSU graduate courses which are taught by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants; these PLWP courses are available to teachers at the reduced tuition rate of $75 per credit. See the Summer 2013 course offerings.
The PLWP courses count toward three MWSU graduate degrees:
- PLWP Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
- Master of Applied Science (MAS) in Assessment: Writing Option
- Master of Applied Arts (MAA) in Written Communication: Writing Option
The Certificate in the Teaching of Writing is an 18-hour program for teachers wishing to meet professional development requirements as well as for post-master’s candidates specializing in teaching writing. Upon completion of the certificate, participants are ideally suited to fulfill leadership roles in collaborative teaching projects and in professional development offerings related to improving literacy instruction, grades K -16. The courses in the Certificate are taught by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants, and available to teachers at the reduced tuition rate of $75 a credit hour. See Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing and/or download information flyer with admissions procedures, course descriptions, and a recommended Course Plan of Studies.
School teachers and not-for-profit educators completing the 33-hour degree will be able to fulfill leadership roles in assessment research, collaborative teaching projects, curriculum design, and professional development offerings related to improved literacy instruction. The MAS is an 18-hour Professional Core added to 15 of the 18 hours required for the PLWP Graduate Certificate. See Master of Applied Science in Assessment: Writing Option for admissions procedures, course descriptions, and recommended Course Plan of Studies.
Designed for teachers wishing to specialize in examining texts for diverse media—especially web 2.0 technologies—the 34-hour MAA consists of a 22-hour interdisciplinary core of media, organizational communication and data analysis courses, plus a 12-hour option of writing courses, including as many as 12 of the 18 hours required for the PLWP Graduate Certificate. Download flyer for degree requirements and course descriptions.