The Graduate English Program developed a unique teaching internship program in which students receive one-on-one instruction and mentoring

Program Design

To ensure that our Master’s candidates have the opportunity to gain undergraduate teaching experience while pursuing their degree, the Graduate English Program has developed a unique Teaching Internship Program. This program is designed to allow Master’s candidates to receive one-on-one instruction and mentoring from our graduate faculty in how to be an effective teacher at the college level.

When to Apply

At the end of their first year of study, students who have maintained at least a B+ average and who have no outstanding incompletes may approach a graduate faculty member who is teaching an upper-level English course—or a section of English 1975—of particular interest to them and request permission to serve as his or her teaching intern.


Interns attend all class sessions; confer with each student at least once during the semester concerning their work for the class; teach two to three classes under the supervision of the faculty member; and complete a final project for the course that is either (1) a substantial critical essay concerning the subject matter of the course or (2) a research project concerning trends and issues within college-level pedagogy. For this work, the Teaching Intern receives three credits toward their degree.


Department of English
St. Augustine Center
Room 402

Dr. Evan Radcliffe
Graduate Program Director


Mike Malloy
Graduate Program Coordinator



March 1: For admission with funding consideration

August 1: For admission without funding for the fall

December 1: For admission without funding for the spring

If you have missed a deadline, please contact Dr. Radcliffe to discuss your options.

Begin your application.


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