Graduate Courses: Spring 2019 Offerings

PLWP offers institutes for MWSU graduate credit as well as MWSU graduate courses which are taught by National Writing Project Teacher Consultants; these PLWP courses are available to teachers at the reduced tuition rate of $75 per credit plus MWSU fees.   The PLWP spring courses count toward three MWSU graduate degrees. These bargain tuition rates are ONLY available to teachers who pre-register for courses through Prairie Lands Writing Project.

See Directions for Pre-Registering Here.


Spring 2019 Courses: 


ENG 500 Literature for Adolescents

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, 5:00-7:50 PM 

January 16 - May 8

Course Description:  Students will read YA novels, picture books, poetry, and discuss issues such as censorship, YA film, graphic novels, the verse novel, and more.  
Instructor: Dr. Mike Cadden (, Professor of English at Missouri Western State University and National Writing PRoject Teacher Consultant.  
Note:This course is only offered during spring semesters. 


ENG 512 or EDU 512 Teaching Writing with Technology

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:20 PM
This blended course has some class time online and some on campus in Murphy Hall 106, MWSU

January 15 - May 7


Course Description: What does it mean to teach writing effectively in a digital age?  In this workshop-style course, we will 1)explore digital literacy in its many evolving forms, including audio, video, web texts, social media, and media-enhanced presentations; 2) discuss the ways that technology has changed the way we teach writing, the way writers compose, and the ways audiences read digital texts; 3)design technology-based lessons to use in our classrooms.  
Instructor: Dr. Susan Martens (, Prairie Lands Writing Project Director and Assistant Professor of English at Missouri Western State University.  
Note: This course is only offered during spring semesters.  There is an additional computer use course fee of $45.