Implementing a New Mission
To critically prepare English Educators who are committed to teaching English Language Arts. To empower students to understand who they are and how they should live and work as advocates and allies for justice in their communities.
The English Education Program has recently engaged in a mission and visioning process which has resulted in a new mission statement: Our mission is to critically prepare English Educators who are committed to teaching English Language Arts. To empower students to understand who they are and how they should live and work as advocates and allies for justice in their communities. This mission is anchored by our values and our approaches. The program’s goal with its new mission is to work to ensure that we clearly communicate our values and our approaches. With updating the mission to better fit the values of the program, it creates new room to shape and change the curriculum of courses within the program to keep with changing times.
Spring 2021: A Graduate Course in Applied Critical Theory
The English Education program is offering a new graduate course, ENG 731, an applied critical theory course. The semester-long course will focus attention to the way we understand literacy and literacy pedagogy. The course will do so by examining critical and practical positions that relate to the way students experience literacy in their schools. The course will include the following texts: Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics (Bakhtin), Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature (Deleuze & Guattari), Experience & Education (Dewey), Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope (hooks), and A Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common (Lingis). Look forward to this course during the Spring 2021 semester.
For additional information about the course, contact Dr. Heidi Hadley, English Education Program Director, or Dr. Alan Tinkler, course instructor for the spring offering of ENG 731.