Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Teaching Resources for MFA Students

Below are some resources for MFA students and alumni who plan to teach writing at universities or community colleges:

OWL--Information & Links for Writing Cover Letters -- Tips & Sample Cover Letter

OWL--Info & Links for CVs & Resumes

Teaching Philosophy info, links, & samples:
A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. It should also discuss how you put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples of what you do or anticipate doing in the classroom.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy | Center for Educational Innovation



The Career Development Center at Lindenwood University offers information and resources for students & alumni:

Services for Students & Alumni

Career Tools (Handshake for students & alumni, Resumemaker for current students, resource links)

Career Events

Contact info for personalized appointments

Other resources:

Five Things Freshman Composition Students Need to Learn by Beth Mead

Adjuncts Unite -- a resource site created by LU MFA alum Sarah Jones that includes Composition Teaching Resources

For current LU MFA students: The online class Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA, offered every quarter, is designed to help students prepare to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level, with weekly notes for current/future teachers including sample assignments and class exercises.