English 298A + English 491B = the Community Literacy Program, an opportunity for students at any stage of your UW career and from any major to combine on-campus learning (for "C" or "W" credit) with an internship putting your learning into practice in a high needs public elementary, middle or high school setting.
In English 298A (5 credits) you will meet twice weekly on campus (in Autumn 2017 this will beTuTh 10:30-12:20) in a writing-intensive course focused on understanding and engaging difference and inequality, learning effective inclusive methods of working with each other and with K-12 students, exploring some central challenges and opportunities for transformative public education, and examining the role of mindfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence in learning. You will have opportunities to develop your skill and confidence in discussion, writing, and presentation as we engage with these issues in relation to your academic, personal, civic and career goals We will work with faculty from the College of Education and UW Pipeline, and the final assignment sequence will be career-related writing — including identifying and creating application materials for a job or internship — taught in collaboration with the UW Career Center.
In English 491B Internship (C/NC; 3 credits) you will put what you learn on campus into action, volunteering (@4 hours a week, on a schedule you arrange) at one of our partner public schools. English 491B will appear on your transcript as an internship and may be used toward the field work requirement or as an elective in the Education, Learning and Society (ELS) Minor, and as an elective in both the Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) and the Education, Communities and Organizations (ECO) Major. English 491B also provides documentation of "high needs" school-based experience required for application to Teacher Education programs.
Community Literacy Program is entering its 27th year, and there is substantial evidence of the program’s positive impact.
Contact CLP Director/Instructor Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill with questions and to request add codes: esoneill