Teaching Assistantship

About the MAPW Teaching Assistantship

Thank you for exploring the Teaching Assistant (TA) program! The TA program is a wonderful professional development opportunity for MAPW students in all concentration areas.

For those interested in a college teaching career, the TA program will provide the training and experience necessary to pursue this work.

For those not interested in teaching as a career, the TA program will prepare you for:

  • time and project management
  • public speaking
  • effective communication
  • content development
  • and more!

If you are interested in applying for a TA position, please reach out to Ms. Terri Dudenhoeffer, MAPW Program Coordinator, or Dr. Laura Howard, TA Program Coordinator, with any questions.


TA Application Guidelines

Newly admitted MAPW students are invited to apply for the TA program, a funded opportunity to become a Teacher of Record (TOR) for ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 classes!

Applicants who are accepted to the program will receive a tuition waiver for up to 36 credit hours, as well as a monthly stipend, in exchange for tutoring, training, and teaching.

Applications are due in February and June (dates TBA). The application will be sent to all newly accepted MAPW students.

**Applications are currently closed and will reopen soon!**

 

 


TA Training Program Course Map

Please find information about the structure of the TA program below:

    • Participate in Writing Center training
    • Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions in the Writing Center
    • Offer Writing Center Outreach talks in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 classes
    • Take PRWR 6150: Rhetorical Theory
    • Complete nine hours of MAPW course credits
    • Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions in the Writing Center
    • Co-teach and ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 class with a faculty mentor
    • Take PRWR 7800: TA Practicum II
    • Take PRWR 6500: Composition Theory and Pedagogy
    • Compose a teaching philosophy
    • Develop a syllabus, schedule, and assignments for an ENGL 1101 class
    • Complete nine (9) hours of MAPW course credits
    • Independently teach two sections of ENGL 1101
    • Utilize D2L to record student grades
    • Hold weekly office hours for students
    • Take PRWR 7801: TA Practicum II
    • Participate in classroom observations
    • Develop a syllabus, schedule and assignments for an ENGL 1102 class
    • Take additional MAPW courses in preparation for the capstone proposal (note that MAPW students should have 27 credit hours to begin work on the capstone)
    • Submit a teaching portfolio, including a revised teaching philosophy, course syllabi, and assignments
    • Independently teach two sections of ENGL 1102
    • Utilize D2L to record student grades
    • Hold weekly office hours for students
    • Meet with the TA Coordinator as needed to discuss professional development
    • Participate in classroom observations
    • Take additional MAPW courses as needed to fulfill degree requirements (waiver covers up to 36 hours and TAs must take at least three hours to maintain their assistantships)

If the TA training program continues to a third year:

    • Independently teach two sections of ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102
    • Utilize D2L to record student grades
    • Hold weekly office hours for students
    • Meet with the TA Coordinator as needed to discuss professional development
    • Participate in classroom observations
    • Take additional MAPW courses as needed to fulfill degree requirements (waiver covers up to 36 hours and TAs must take at least three hours to maintain their assistantships)
    • Independently teach two sections of ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102
    • Utilize D2L to record student grades
    • Hold weekly office hours for students
    • Meet with the TA Coordinator as needed to discuss professional development
    • Participate in classroom observations
    • Take additional MAPW courses as needed to fulfill degree requirements (waiver covers up to 36 hours and TAs must take at least three hours to maintain their assistantships)
      Submit and defend their Capstone projects

Contact Us

MAPW Teaching Assistantship Coordinator

Dr. Laura Howard

(470) 578-2617
lhowar40@kennesaw.edu
Location: EB 110

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