Writing 109ED Writing in the Teaching Professions Curriculur Guidelines Course Title Writing 109ED: Writing for the Teaching Professions Prerequisites Writing 2, 2LK, 2E, or equivalent; upper-division standing or consent of the instructor. Catalog Description A theoretical and padegogical course for students who plan to enter the teaching profession. Students read a range of academic prose and compose a number of papers related to their readings. Additionally, they engage in research that introduces them to pre-professional work in education. Course Objecives Writing 109ED is an advanced writing course. Its primary objective is to serve students who are entering or considering entering teacher education programs to become teachers or administrators. The course prepares students for the reading and writing tasks they will encounter as pre-professional and professional educators. Students read a range of academic prose and write papers related to their reading. In addition, they engage in independent and/or collaborative research. Course Requirements Reading topics In Writing 109ED students read from a wide variety of material concerning the history, philosohpy, sociology, and psychology of education. Readings may come from educational textbooks, journals, or magazines in which contemporary issues are debated. Students also examine materials relevant to their particular topics of interest. Writing Assignments Students engage in formal and informal writing, both in and out of class. Informal writing may take the form of reflective journals, peer critiques, spontaneous in-class writing, and drafts. Formal writing may include essays, position papers, ethnographic studies, annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, research projects, grant proposals, and statements of purpose for educational opportunities. Other Course Activities Small and Large group discussions are an ongoing activity in this course. Students are encouraged to engage in ongoing analysis and metaprocessing, while applying what they are learning to their pre-professional experience or possible future classroom situation. Students may also attend presentations at the Counseling and career Services Center, Library, or Instructional Computing Center. Outcomes After taking a Writing 109 course, students should be able to: Recognize and analyze discipline-specific formats and organizational strategies Understand specialized terminology of the discipline or field Understand how evidence is typically used in the field to support theories or arguments Access secondary source materials using a range of resources, including specialized professional journals and databases, websites, and popular literature Be aware of the differences between primary and secondary research Conduct a significant independent research project Cite and document sources in a manner appropriate for the field Produce a series of shorter texts that demonstrate typical content, formats, and stylistic conventions of the field Refine and develop a mature style of writing appropriate for the field Tailor writing to meet the requirements of lay, professional, or specialized audiences Translate complex writing into clear, concise language.