Graduate Teaching Fellows Mentoring Program

Our Mission:

Learn

  • As part of the Graduate Program in English, you’ll take a wide range of courses in Scholarly Methods, English and American Literature, and Theory.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants learn the craft of teaching from seasoned professionals.
  • Stipends and full tuition waivers are available.

Collaborate

  • As a member of a teaching team, you’ll receive guidance and support from experienced and engaging teachers. Mentors, GTAs, and GTFs help each other to succeed in the classroom.
  • Join a community of teachers, exchange ideas, share your experiences, and work directly with students.

Teach

  • In your second year in the classroom, you’ll take charge of your own class and receive guidance from a faculty mentor and teaching team.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellows design classroom activities, create grading criteria, and evaluate student progress, while developing their own philosophy of teaching.
  • Applicants should contact Dr. Amanda Kellogg, Graduate Program Director, or Dr. Frank Napolitano, GTF Program Coordinator. 

Mentors in the News

Our GTF Program Mentors are active scholars, as well as dedicated teachers. On Friday, April 6, 2018, Nancy Taylor and Dr. David Beach will present "InfoLit Competencies for College Honors Students" at the Student Success in Writing Conference in Savannah, GA. We are excited that Nancy and David are showcasing some of the great work being done at Radford University!

Stipends and Tuition Waivers

  • In-state first-year Graduate Teaching Assistants receive a full tuition waiver for 9 graduate credit hours (the typical course load) each semester and a $10,000 stipend per year.
  • In-state second-year GTFs receive a full tuition waiver for 9 graduate credit hours (the typical course load) each semester and an $11,000 stipend per year.
  • The program offers a limited number of full tuition waivers and stipends for out-of-state students.