Training Our Faculty

In conjunction with our commitment to writing instruction, the Department of English Graduate Program has for many years aided the training of instructors by including in its curriculum two Composition seminars, one in Composition theory and one in the history of rhetoric as it pertains to the teaching of composition.

Also, the Department, through the Graduate Program, ensures that all Freshman Composition students receive fully competent and effective Composition instruction by providing for intensive supervision of Teaching Associates, those specially trained exceptional graduate students given responsibility to teach Composition.

The Department of English takes justifiable pride in its guardianship of quality writing instruction at San Jose State University.