Teacher Training

The English M.A. program puts a premium on preparing students to become effective classroom teachers. Second year students have two unique teaching opportunities.

Students can apply to become Teaching Fellows (TF), which enables them to design and teach a section of the First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS) in the fall and spring semesters of their second year. Teaching Fellows participate in a pedagogy seminar during their first year, attend a summer workshop, and receive extensive mentoring while they are teaching.

Alternatively, students can apply to be Teaching Assistants (TA), in which capacity they support a faculty member teaching a lecture class in the fall and spring semesters of their second year.