All students admitted to the Graduate College and to an M.A. Program in English can be considered for any assistantship.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Assignment for a Teaching Assistantship: Teaching two sections of composition and taking at least six hours of graduate course work/semester. To learn more about the Teaching Assistantship, contact Dr. Melinda Kreth, Dir. of Composition, at Kreth1ml@cmich.edu.
Stipend: At least $10,500 for the first year. Position renewable for the second year.
Tuition credit: 20 credit hours per year.
A Typical GA at Work in the Classroom
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Jennifer Lucas began as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Fall 2005. As do all GAs, Jennifer teaches two sections of ENG 101: Freshman Composition.
During their first semester of teaching, GA's teach classes with reduced enrollments (16 instead of 26 per class).
Despite teaching on MWF, 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., Jennifer is full of energy and enthusiasm! (Not all GAs teach at this time.)
Peer revision workshops are integral to ENG 101, and GAs learn to help students give constructive feedback on their classmates' papers.
GAs are encouraged to supplement their teaching with classroom technologies. They can even learn to teach in a computer lab.
Other Assistantship Opportunities
Writing Center Assistantship: Writing Center duties and taking six hours of
graduate course work/semester. To learn more about specific Writing Center duties,
contact Dr. Daniel Lawson, Director of Basic Writing/Writing Center, at email@example.com.
Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines Assistantship:
WAC/WID duties and taking six hours of graduate course work/semester. To learn
more about the WAC/WID assistantship, contact Dr. Daniel Lawson, Director of
Basic Writing/Writing Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Assistantship: Assisting faculty with research projects as assigned
and taking six hours of graduate course work/semester. To learn more about the
Research Assistantship, contact Dr. Nicole Sparling, Dir. of Graduate Studies, at email@example.com.
Graduate Assistantship Information and Forms
Applications for ALL assistantships should be sent to:
Dr. Nicole Sparling
Coordinator, Graduate Studies in English
Dept. of English Language & Literature
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant MI 48859
(989) 774-3171 or 3574
Deadline: February 1, 20XX