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Coursework Requirements

Mentored Teaching Assistantship (MTA)

In their third year, students will be assigned to register in the Mentored Teaching Assistant course during either the fall or spring term.  This course will introduce students to methods of instruction in the teaching of literature to undergraduates.  The course will be coordinated with each student’s Teaching Assistantship assignment, and will include weekly seminar meetings, in which students will explore a range of critical methods and texts, discuss pedagogical practices, and share insights and questions generated by their teaching experiences.  The Mentored Teaching Assistant (MTA) course is intended to supplement instruction in composition pedagogy furnished by the Writing Program with formal instruction and mentoring in the teaching of literature.