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Course SummaryTake English Literature for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply towards your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging English 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 English Literature for Teachers. Brush up on English literature topics so you can better teach poetry, novels, non-fiction and other literary topics. 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 English literature credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about Renaissance literature and Victorian works.
- Check your knowledge of things like literary analysis and literary theory with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert English literature instructors.
- Earn three college credits by taking the CLEP English Literature 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?
English Literature 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 literature
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging English literature videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning an English literature unit or course
- Aspiring English literature teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make English literature easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert English literature instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review English literature 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 English literature credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Pathophysiology for Teachers, Microbiology for Teachers, and Biology Review for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in English literature as well as American literature, college composition and other English 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 English Literature 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|
|English Literature Introduction (a look at what this course will cover)|
Literary Terms and Analysis (literary periods, literary terms, guide to literary analysis, how to answer multiple-choice questions)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Old and Middle English Literature (historical context, Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||The Renaissance (Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, the works of Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser and Christopher Marlowe)|
|Day 4||Chapter 5||17th and 18th Century English Lit. (John Bunyan, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Gothic literature, the epistolary novel)|
|Day 5||Chapter 6||Romantic Prose (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen and her works, Sir Walter Scott)|
|Day 6||Chapter 7||Romantic Poetry (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Shelley, John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Blake)|
|Day 7||Chapter 8||Victorian Literature (themes, styles, works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Browning)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||Turn-of-the-Century Literature (Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, W.B. Yeats)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Modernism (T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, D.H. Lawrence)|
|Day 10||Chapter 11|
|Nonfiction (Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, John Ruskin, John Stuart Mill)|
Analysis of English Literature (forms in poetry, plot techniques, rhetorical devices)
|Day 11||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for English literature|
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