Scholarships Available for TESOL Programs at EMU

 Scholarships for Eastern Michigan University’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program are available through the WritEL grant. Undergraduate minors, graduate certificates, and Masters of Arts courses all lead to an ESL credential for the state of Michigan. Scholarships are available for all three program types! 

50% scholarships available for K-12 teachers and paraprofessionals pursuing:

    -undergraduate minor

        > reduced price: $260 per credit hour

    -graduate degree or certificate

        > reduced price: $400 per credit hour 

100% scholarships available for ELA and Social Studies teachers 6-12 who

    -teach three or more English learners

    -wish to participate in an ongoing study

        > available for 14 teachers pursuing MA in TESOL coursework


Other incredible opportunities in the TESOL program:

Study abroad

Online learning

Professional community


For more information and to apply visit: http://www.emichwp.org/professional-learning/writel 

Programs for Schools

Programs for Schools 

The Eastern Michigan Writing Project offers professional learning services in the following areas:

  • Core reading and writing instruction
  • Reading and writing across the curriculum (disciplinary literacy)
  • Writing assessment (formal and informal)
  • Formative Assessment
  • Preparation for standardized assessments and college application requirements
  • Project-based learning
  • Rigor/depth of knowledge
  • Family literacy
Technology Integration  (including Google Apps for Education)

District Partnership Program
Our Partnership Program offers choices for professional development in several formats: week-long institutes, sequential in-service series, group study of topics and texts, individual coaching and consulting in classrooms and youth writing camps. 

For More Information
For future information contact Sarah Lorenz, Co-Director for Professional Development. sarahloren@gmail.com

NWP Core Values

NWP Core Values

● Teachers of writing must write.
● Professional development programs provide opportunities for collective and systematic examination of research and practice.
● Teachers are the agents of reform.
● Universities and schools are ideal partners for investing together in that reform.
● There is no single right approach to teaching writing, and a research-informed community of practice is best positioned to develop a comprehensive writing program and engage individual practice within it.

Summer Institute
The Eastern Michigan Writing Project believes that the best professional development for teachers is led by teachers. During the Summer Institute, participants share exemplar lessons from their own classrooms, engage in inquiry projects to improve their teaching, and write alongside others. Our institute also includes time for teachers to engage in a book club of professional texts. Simply put, participants leave with a wealth of professional knowledge and a network of teachers, writers, and friends that they continue to reach out to year after year.
For information about the Summer Institute click here.

Disciplinary Showcase
How to Really Prepare Students for College and Career Writing
February 10, 2018, 9:00am-2:30pm
EMU Student Center

Join secondary and college level colleagues from across the disciplines and subject areas to talk about writing—and about how we can help our students make smooth transitions across the grade levels and into the workplace.

This workshop is free to all participants

Sponsored by the EMU Office of Campus and Community Writing

Click here for more information.

2018 Disciplinary Literacies Institute

A collaboration of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Eastern Michigan Writing Project, and Eastern Michigan University Office of Campus and Community Writing

June 26 and 27, 2018:  9-3:30

EMU Campus

Are you a content area secondary teacher trying to find ways to include more writing and authentic tasks in your instruction?  If so, this workshop is for you!

Click here for more information.

NWP Programs

NWP Programs

● Invitational Summer Institutes with a year of follow-up continuity meetings
● Continuity activities, including PLCs, graduate courses, teacher research groups, writing groups, book study groups, mini-conferences, reunions, and other learning/networking opportunities
● Professional development in-service and partnerships, including instructional coaching
● Youth and family programming

On-Campus Conference, Workshops & Seminars

On Campus Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

Writing Teachers’ Leadership Institute  This institute follows the model of teacher development of the National Writing Project and has been offered at EMU for 22 consecutive summers.

EdCamp EMWP. Because we believe in Teachers Teaching Teachers, we are offering this un-conference for the first time this fall. EdCamp EMWP is based on the edcamp model where teachers decide what they want to learn develop sessions to achieve their goals.