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/week Duties
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 & 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.

In their second and third years, MFA candidates can teach ENC 1101, ENC 1102, or ENC 3246 as lead instructors. Teaching at least one undergraduate-level CRW course in the candidate's genre is guaranteed each year.