Georgia State's Writing Program emphasizes a process-oriented approach to writing intended to help students discover the rhetorical power of writing.
All our instructors of record are required to be observed by a peer or program staff member at least once per academic year.
The First-Year Writing Program is committed to providing the highest level of instruction for our students. We seek to develop students' critical thinking, reading and writing skills through engaging them in meaningful analysis of literary, cultural and other readings, understanding the social and discourse communities that shape writing, and writing as responsible, purposeful social action.
While we are committed to introducing our instructors to sound pedagogical theory and practice, we as a program do not subscribe to a particular ideology or pedagogical practice. Instead, we believe in and encourage the integration of diverse pedagogical approaches tailored to the particular needs of students in individual classes. While all instructors are committed to the same outcomes and goals for their particular courses and often share their teaching philosophies and pedagogical strategies, instructors have the guided freedom to choose pedagogical approaches that best suit their particular classes. We also strive to develop and nurture in our instructors a critical awareness of technology and encourage them to meaningfully incorporate technology into their teaching.
If you are a current graduate student interested in teaching with us, please fill out the attached GTA Application form and send it, along with your updated CV, a cover letter addressing your teaching experience and two letters of recommendation from people familiar with your teaching and/or graduate study to Andrea Jurjević (email@example.com). Prospective graduate students need NOT submit any materials in addition to their graduation application. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for a teaching assistantship.
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
25 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Lower Division Studies
Department of English
P.O. Box 3970/38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302-3970