UA’s RCTE program was created in 1988, growing out of a program in English Education founded in the 1960s. It is one of four graduate programs in the Department of English, the others being Literature, Creative Writing, and English Language and Linguistics.
The RCTE program prepares graduate students to conduct research in rhetoric and composition, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the field, and to develop writing programs in school settings and on the job.
FINANCIAL AID AND EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES IN TEACHING
RCTE is able to offer GATships (which cover tuition, health insurance, and pay a stipend to students who teach First-year Composition classes).