Teacher Training Program

The Department of English Graduate Assistant Teacher-Training Program begins in August with an intensive two-and-a-half-day orientation to teaching English composition 1001 led by the composition program directors and the graduate student program assistant and mentors. 

Teacher support continues in fall through English 7130: Teaching College Writing (3 credit hours). This course provides a rhetorical and historical framework for teaching post-secondary writing as well as a practicum linked to assignment design, classroom activities, assessment practices, and other matters specific to English 1001, the course that new GAs teach during their first semester at UC. In addition, students are assigned faculty mentors who observe their classes in fall and are available for consultation throughout the year. 

All students are required to take English 7130 regardless of prior teaching experience, as this course emphasizes first-year composition at UC