Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Fellows
Tuition and Fees
3 Graduate Credits from West Chester University
For current tuition rate & information about Employer Reimbursement, please visit
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Please register at least two weeks before the class begins.
If you are not enrolled in a Master's Degree program at West Chester University, learn how to enroll as a nondegree student.
The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project offers an Invitational Institute in the Teaching of Writing. Participants earn six graduate credits from West Chester University.
Experienced teachers come together to demonstrate and examine their classroom practices, study the latest research about teaching, and develop their own teaching skills. As a result of these activities, teachers are better prepared for their own classrooms and for teaching other teachers.
This teachers-teaching-teachers model is the heart of the Project philosophy.
Teachers who successfully complete an Institute are eligible to teach in PAWLP's summer Youth Programs, present in courses, and provide professional development for local school districts.
An application form, endorsement from a PAWLP Fellow or school district administrator, and interview are required. Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. For more information or an application please call the PAWLP office at 610-436-2598 orPauline Schmidt
2020 Institute Dates. Total of 14 dates. 6 graduate credits
Spring: Remote Saturdays (for BOTH Institutes), May 1, May 15, June 5, and June 19 from 9 am -1 pm
Summer: (for the Kutztown Institute) Monday - Friday, July 5 to 9, 12 to 16 from 9 am-4 pm. Summer: (for the WCU Institute) Monday - Friday,
July 19-23, 26-30 from 8 am-3 pm.
Fall (Face to Face Celebration for BOTH Institutes): September 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Chester University
Main Hall, Room 200
West Chester, PA
Final application deadline is April 1, 2021
Instructor: Dr. Mary Buckelew
The best teachers of writing are teachers who write. This course is designed for teachers and future teachers who would like to grow as writers. This course is for teachers K-16+ in any content area. It consists of ongoing participation in a reading/writing workshop where participants experience and experiment with writing in the major modes (expository, narrative, persuasive/argument), poetry, and the many forms those modes take in the world outside the classroom. Teacher as Writers is designed to enable teachers to understand writing from the inside out, feel confident about sharing skills with their students, and feel comfortable facing any blank page.