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


The Career 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

From Purdue's OWL:

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

Info & Links for CVs & Resumes

Teaching Philosophy info, links, & samples

From the Center for Educational Innovation:

Writing a Teaching Philosophy | Center for Educational Innovation

"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."

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 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.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301