Minor in Professional Writing
Major in WRD
MA in WRD
Combined BA/MA Degree
Graduate Certificate in TESOL
Certificate in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges
AP Institute in English Language and Composition
The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse’s Teaching Apprenticeship Program (TAP) provides an opportunity for advanced students in the Master of Arts in WRD to gain experience teaching college composition in DePaul’s First-Year Writing Program. MAWRD students accepted into TAP will be assigned a section of WRD 103 or WRD 104. Under the close supervision of a tenured faculty member and following a common syllabus (with options for flexibility), TAP participants will serve as the sole classroom instructors for their assigned sections. Participants will enroll in WRD 551: Teaching Apprenticeship Practicum during the quarter of their teaching and will be paid a stipend of $2,700.
Admission to the program is competitive. To be eligible for consideration, MAWRD students must be in good standing with six courses (24 credits) in the MAWRD by the end of Spring Quarter 2013, including WRD 540 and at least one additional course from the Teaching Writing and Language concentration area by the of end SQ 14. Acceptance into the program will be contingent on successful completion of WRD 540 with a grade of B+ or higher.
Positions have been filled for the 2013-14 academic year.
Students accepted into the program must complete the following requirements:
Participate in a three-day orientation and workshop in late August (dates TBA), from 6:00-9:00 each evening. Attendance on all three days is mandatory, and alternatives to the three-day session will not be considered.
Complete WRD 551: Teaching Apprenticeship Practicum.
Adhere to TAP, WRD, and FYW program expectations and guidelines while teaching the section assigned.
Questions about TAP may be directed to the MAWRD Program Director, Professor Lisa Dush.