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Jeanne Lyet Gassman
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Mar 30, 2011, 6:15 PM

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Re: [kscrawford] Low-Residency MFAs

I am. I have an MFA from Vermont and teach at a local community college--as an adjunct. When I was at Vermont, I received a great piece of advice from one of poetry faculty: If your goal is to teach after you graduate, start teaching now. She suggested looking for entryways into the teaching field that don't require the masters, such as tutoring at adult ed centers (or community colleges), teaching at park & rec programs, working as a substitute for public schools, etc. All of these will help you network and build up your resume.

I've found that my MFA from Vermont seems to have some panache in the teaching arena. Since accepting a job at the community college, I've had five other offers to teach in some capacity. None of these offers were for full-time jobs, but I haven't been looking for full-time work, so I don't know if that's relevant or not.

Oh, I live in Arizona, too.



(This post was edited by jlgwriter on Mar 30, 2011, 6:16 PM)

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Post edited by jlgwriter (Enthusiast) on Mar 30, 2011, 6:16 PM

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