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Course SummaryTake College Composition for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply towards your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging English composition video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your English teaching license with College Composition for Teachers. Brush up on composition topics so you can better teach writing, grammar, reading comprehension, and English courses. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn college composition credits in a hurry!
1. Watch engaging video lessons about essay writing and best practices in composition.
2. Check your knowledge of things like grammar and word usage with practice quizzes and exams.
3. Ask clarification questions from our expert composition instructors.
4. Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP College Composition exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
College Composition for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use towards licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- English teachers who want to brush up on composition
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging essay writing and revision videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a college composition unit or course
- Aspiring composition teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make college composition easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert composition instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review college composition terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn composition credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including English Literature for Teachers, Fundamentals of Education for Teachers, and American Literature for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in college composition as well as literature, science, sociology, economics, and many other topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete College Composition for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Conventions in Writing: Grammar (independent and dependent clauses, punctuation, pronouns, verb tense, misplaced modifiers)|
|Day 2||Chapter 2||Conventions in Writing: Usage (word choice for style, tone and point of view, idioms, clarity, sentence structure)|
|Day 3||Chapter 3||How to Revise an Essay (thesis statements and topic sentences, essay organization, rhetorical skills, logos, ethos and pathos)|
|Day 4||Chapter 4||Using Source Materials (bibliography, how to create and read citations from various sources)|
|Day 5||Chapter 5||Parts of an Essay (appeal selection, thesis statements, essay structure, transition sentences)|
|Day 6||Chapter 6||Essay Writing (personal essays, persuasive essays, editing, opposing views)|
|Day 7||Chapter 7|
|Reading and Understanding Essays (finding the main point of an essay, using context to determine the meaning of words, finding the right audience)|
Composition Best Practices: Theory and Application (steps for pre-writing, essay organization, paragraph structure, pitfalls and how to avoid them)
|Day 8||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for college composition|
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