This UMSL course explores special topics in the practice of and pedagogy of writing designed for in-service teachers. Topics vary and may include writing at specific grade levels, writing/reading workshops, writing in urban settings, writing across the curriculum, action research, new technology, classroom and district-level assessment. This course may be taken for 1 to 3 credit hours and may be repeated once for credit if topics differ.  This course counts toward the Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing.

In spring of 2024, this course will center around the text Writing Unbound by Thomas Newkirk.