Due to my recent task of teaching typography, I was looking around for courses and experiences in that domain. This drove me to Ellen Lupton's website, teacher at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): www.designwritingresearch.org. There, in an impressive generosity, you can consult her current syllabi and exercices of hight quality courses.
She's is also a responsive designers awared of the problematic of
proprietary fonts in design. Her website host a free font manifesto
Lupton wrote several books on teaching typography. The manual "thinking with type" is a reference in the field. This book is accompanied by a rich teaching website: thinkingwithtype.com which gives number of exercices and "adaptative" syllabus.
She's editor in Freefontmanifesto Blog