Many M.A. students teach classes for the English department or tutor in its Writing Center. Doing so not only earns those students a discount on their tuition and a per-class salary, but also provides them with valuable experience in rhetoric, composition, and pedagogy.
To apply to teach for the English department, students should be sure to indicate their interest in a “graduate appointment” on page three of the Application for Graduate School, and follow up by scheduling an interview with Dennis Barbour, the Department Head, at (219) 989-2645 to discuss their qualifications for the appointment.
Students appointed to teach are required to take English 504 in the summer before they start teaching to provide them with the training necessary to begin teaching in the Fall semester. All teachers in the program benefit from extensive support throughout their time in the graduate program.