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Teaching Assistantships as Part of the Master's Program in English

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University of Minnesota Duluth Master of Arts students in English who hold teaching assistantships at UMD receive a great deal of support as they begin a challenging yet extremely rewarding classroom experience.


Teaching their own section of the first-year college writing course for the Department of Writing Studies, the TAs start with a full week of training prior to Fall semester. The TAs shadow an experienced faculty member teaching College Writing, are assigned a mentor from the Writing Studies Department faculty, take a course on composition theory and practice, and are invited to attend faculty development workshops on both teaching and technology.


The program is kept relatively small so that TAs become a close-knit unit, working, studying, socializing, and supporting one another year round.


English M.A. students who hold a teaching assistantship can expect to:



Download an application form to include with your admission materials for the Graduate Program at University of Minnesota Duluth via the ApplyYourself online system.


For Further Information

Contact Professor Craig Stroupe, Director of Graduate Studies at or 218-726-6249



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