Teaching Assistantship

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:

 Time/WeekDuties
Mentored Section – Observing and Co-Teaching5 hours/weekCo-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 Grader5 hours/weekGrade 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 Studio5 hours/weekWork as a tutor in the University of Florida Writing Studio.