College of Graduate Studies and Research
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Graduate Teaching Fellowship Mentoring Program
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Sean Keck, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director, or Laurie Cubbison, Ph.D., GTF Program Coordinator.
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.
Courtney Simpkins (M.S. 2016) has accepted a fully-funded offer of admission from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she plans to study 18th and 19th century British and Irish women’s literature. She has been awarded a graduate assistantship, where she’ll teach sections of composition. She also plans to earn the graduate certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
GTFs, GTAs and Mentors
GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOWS
- Ashlea Conner
- Samantha Conner
- Emily Dix
- Jamie Morgan
- Kali Smith
- Summer Speach
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS
- Casey Cockrum
- Kaitlyn Gorodnick
- Phillip King
- Alyssa Martz
- Brion Schwery
- Dixie Seitz
- Rachel Sharrett
- Kamaree Ward
- David Beach
- Laurie Cubbison (Program Coordinator)
- Justine Jackson Stone
- Sean Keck
- Frank Napolitano
- Michele Ren
- Nancy Taylor
How to Apply
The admissions requirements page includes information on applying to the Graduate Teaching Fellowship Mentoring Program.
Applications for the Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program are due by March 1 each year.