In the first year, MFA candidates divide their responsibilities between co-teaching with a mentor, grading assignments, and tutoring in the University of Florida Writing Studio. They gain experience teaching or tutoring in three different university courses, while receiving extensive training and mentored support.
A total of fifteen hours each week is divided as follows:
|Mentored Section – Observing and Co-Teaching||5 hours/week||Co-teach and observe ENC 1101 (Writing Academic Arguments) in the fall and ENC 1102 (Rhetoric and Academic Research) in the spring. Duties are shared with an experienced Ph.D. mentor and a fellow first-year MFA.|
|Writing Coach and Grader||5 hours/week||Grade assignments for ENC 3246 (Professional Communication for Engineers). This includes attending bi-weekly meetings for grading prep and conferencing with students as needed.|
|Tutor in Writing Studio||5 hours/week||Work as a tutor in the University of Florida Writing Studio.|