Poetry in America offers a wide range of online courses in partnership with Harvard University and Arizona State University, including free, non-credit-bearing online courses for global learners; for-credit and professional development courses for undergraduates, graduate students, and educational practitioners; and credit-bearing courses for motivated high-school students.

Explore the offerings below to find the Poetry in America program best suited to your interests.

Summer 2020 Course Offerings

This summer, we are pleased to offer both of our Poetry in America for Teachers courses:

Poetry in America for Teachers courses feature content relevant to the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards in grades 6-12, but teachers from any grade level or subject area are welcome–and encouraged!–to enroll.  We’ve enjoyed working with a number of science, art, and drama teachers over the years, as well as school librarians and administrators. By watching course videos–including a number of videos filmed in K-12 classrooms–and by engaging in weekly discussions with the course community, Poetry in America for Teachers enrollees will master advanced strategies for teaching students how to close read complex texts, and, relatedly, for facilitating productive classroom discussion centered on those texts.

But you do not need to be a teacher to enroll in one of our Poetry in America for Teachers courses!  Anyone who wants to learn more about poetry is welcome to enroll.

NOTE:  Enrollees in Poetry in America for Teachers courses are eligible to receive 90 Professional Development hours from the Harvard Graduate School of Education if they choose the non-credit option when enrolling.  Poetry in America is an approved CTLE provider for teachers in New York State.

See the course catalog listings below for more information.


SUMMER 2020 SCHOLARSHIP NOTE:  Current middle- and high-school teachers in the US are eligible for a Poetry in America Teachers scholarship for the Summer 2020 term; eligible teachers can take one of our Summer 2020 courses for just $250.  To apply, please register for the course of your choice, pay $250 toward the $1,000 balance, and fill out and submit this form (*which requires a signature from your school’s principal) by May 4, 2020.

Fill out the Scholarship Form

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Now Enrolling High-School Students for Fall 2020

In Fall 2020, we will offer Poetry in America: The City from Whitman to Hip Hop for high-schoolers in partnership with Arizona State University and its online high school, ASU Prep Digital.  Click the button below to learn more.

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