Pedagogy Course

Literature Teaching Practicum (LAE 6389) allows the prospective college English teacher to experiment with teaching techniques that will determine the most effective ways to teach literature, demonstrate to college English instructors the variety and importance of literary techniques, and show their relevance to various subject matters.

Content Objectives

Students will be taught the following:
  • Methods specific to the instruction of literary genres including poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative
  • Active-learning techniques for teaching literature, including discussion, lecture, the use of technology, and the use of multimedia
  • Strategies to implement diversity in literature content and analysis
  • Concepts of universal design to incorporate in assignments and forms of assessment

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to do the following:
  • Create a literature teaching unit with effective documents including a syllabus, assignments, assessments, and student resources
  • Organize literature courses with objectives and outcomes specific to level, scope (survey/topic, etc.), and function (requirement/elective, etc.)
  • Demonstrate various teaching methods, including lecture, discussion lead, and group work management
  • Model teacher professionalism and ethics in various teaching situations