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New England College MFA To Offer Graduate Teaching
Henniker, NH
11/12/2013 11:31 AM
New England College today announced the availability of Graduate Teaching Assistantships for its Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, offering a groundbreaking solution to a longstanding need in the low-residency MFA model.

The Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program at NEC is the first low-residency MFA program to offer Graduate Teaching Assistantships, providing students opportunities to gain relevant teaching experience and funding for their graduate studies. The Teaching Assistantships were designed specifically for low-residency MFA students, with considerations for personal and professional obligations as well as the unique needs of a geographically dispersed student body.

“New England College has a reputation for delivering high-quality, accessible education with an emphasis on experiential learning,” said Mark Watman, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The Graduate Teaching Assistantships will provide exciting new possibilities for low-residency MFA Creative Writing students to pursue their personal and educational goals as writers in our program, while gaining valuable practical experience to prepare for future teaching careers.”

Features of Graduate Teaching Assistantship:
• Graduate Teaching Assistants may teach online or on-campus, with courses assigned according to the student’s geographic location and availability.
• Students may receive a fully funded Graduate Teaching Assistantship with exclusively online course assignments.
• Graduate Teaching Assistants also may teach courses on the New England College campus in Henniker, New Hampshire during regular or summer terms.  
• Partially funded Graduate Teaching Assistantship options are also available.

“We are proud to be the first low-residency MFA program to meaningfully address the need for teaching experience and complete funding opportunities in the low-residency model,” says Tara Rebele, MFA Creative Writing Program Director.

About Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program
Founded in 2002, the Low Residency Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program at New England College offers a rigorous, individualized graduate education in Poetry and Fiction, with options for dual-genre study and concentrations in New Media, Performance, and Translation. Students are individually mentored by accomplished, award-winning faculty members who are among the most exciting writers in their genre, and who also are known for their excellence in teaching: Matt Bell, Kate Bernheimer, Katie Farris, Carol Frost, Brian Henry, Ilya Kaminsky, Malena Mörling, Alissa Nutting, and Tara Rebele.

For more information please visit or contact Program Director Tara Rebele at
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