- Majors & Minors
- Writing I & II
- MA in English
- MFA Program
- Critical Questions
- Visiting Writers
Each year the English department offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) to selected incoming graduate students, in both the Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs. If you are interested in applying for an assistantship, check the box on your graduate application and discuss your teaching aims in your letter or statement of objectives. Also, ask those who are writing recommendations for you to speak particularly about your aptitude and/or experience with teaching.
In addition to GTA positions in the English department, other opportunities for financial support and for relevant disciplinary experience are available. If you check the box indicating that you would like to be considered for a GTA position, you will automatically be considered for one of the positions described below; if you have a special interest in one of these positions, please indicate as much in your letter or statement of objectives.
Applying for a Teaching Assistantship
For further information on the WIC internship, please contact Vicki Tolar Burton, Director of the Writing Intensive Program.
Writing Intensive Curriculum GTA. The GTA for the WIC program assists the director in the presentation of workshops and seminars for faculty on the teaching of writing, acts as assistant editor of the WIC newsletter, reviews course proposals and syllabi, and generally assists with administration of the program. The WIC GTA has opportunities to learn about issues related to the teaching of writing in the disciplines and to help faculty in the disciplines find the best ways to teach writing to their particular students.
Center for Writing and Learning (CWL) GTA. The Writing Center GTA supports staff in the training and supervision of the writing assistants who work at the Writing Center. Central responsibilities include training and scheduling writing assistants; conducting weekly staff meetings; developing and revising online and print resources for the Writing Center; maintaining records, and compiling ad hoc, quarterly, and annual statistics and reports. The Writing Center GTA also assists in the day-to-day operations of Writing Desk at the Valley Library and with the Writing Center's online writing lab.