Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Fellows

Summer 2021

Tuition and Fees

3 Graduate Credits from West Chester University

For current tuition rate & information about Employer Reimbursement, please visit the Bursar website.

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.



Invitational Writing Institute

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 or

Pauline Schmidt


Cyndy Pilla

2020 Institute Dates. Total of 14 dates. 6 graduate credits

Spring: Remote Saturdays - May 1, May 15, June 5, and June 19 from 9 am -1 pm
Summer: (Face to Face on Campus) Monday - Friday, July 19-23, 26-30 from 8 am-3 pm.
Fall (Face to Face Celebration): 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

2021 Writing Institute Application

Writing Institute Flyer

NWP Immersion article

Master's Degree Flyer

Fall 2021

Dates: Thursdays

Times:  4:25-7:10pm

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. 





2019 PAWLP Fellows

Back to top of page.