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Graduate Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships

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Teaching Assistantships

First-year students are eligible to apply for a Klein Family School of Communication Design (KFSCD) teaching aide position. Students receiving this award will receive a nominal stipend to assist a professor with a KFSCD undergraduate class. This part-time position does not offer tuition remission.

Students will gain hands-on experience in:

  • developing syllabi and materials
  • mentoring students
  • teaching classes (or parts of classes)
  • evaluating student work.

Students in their second and third year who have successfully completed CWPA 761 Teaching Writing are eligible to apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) in the University Writing Program. In exchange for a tuition waiver and a small stipend, each GTA will teach two sections of First-Year Composition (WRIT 101 and WRIT100) per semester. Students apply in the spring for a position in the following fall semester.

teaching assistants

(pictured l. to r.): 2016-17 graduate assistants John Tobin, Gary Sieck and Frank Caputo

For more information on graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program, contact  Kendra Kopelke , program director, at .

Graduate Fellowships

2016 Michael F. Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing & Social Justice

Michael F. Klein, a 1976 graduate of the University of Baltimore, has established and funded a fellowship award that promotes an awareness of social justice through creative writing and also provides the winner an opportunity to gain teaching experience. The fellowship was awarded to two students whose writing demonstrated artistic merit and a strong interest in the pursuit of social justice.

The 2017 Creative Writing & Social Justice recipients are poet Jalynn Harris and memoirist Kimberly Uslin (pictured below with Michael F. Klein).

2017 Klein fellows

(pictured l. to r.): Kimberly Uslin, Michael F. Klein and Jalynn Harris