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Welcome to the College Section

The College Section of NCTE supports the exploration of English Studies in a variety of collegiate settings that include higher education institutions and early colleges. We are educators who teach English, composition, and literacy studies across the disciplines in colleges and universities, especially to undergraduate students.  

Explore the related college groups within NCTE.


2018 CCCC Annual Convention

2018 CCCC ConventionLanguaging, Laboring, and Transforming
March 14–17, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri

As teachers, researchers, and administrators, we often imagine our work with and about language as work that transforms people, ideas, classrooms, disciplines, communities, and even society. Many of us imagine our work with language as Linh Dich quotework that revolutionizes--work that changes ideas and people for the better--but how might our work be more than its product or outcome? 

Read more from Program Chair Asao B. Inoue

Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. ET, May 9, 2017


2017 Annual Convention

NCTE Annual Convention

St. Louis, Missouri • November 16-19, 2017

Teaching Our Students Today, Tomorrow, Forever:
Recapturing Our Voices, Our Agency, Our Mission

Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention!


Introducing the NCTE Village

The NCTE Village is a community, not a location. At the center of this community is a celebration of your work through your stories. As we all know, it takes a village, and your stories speak volumes. Imagine what’s possible when we turn up the volume on tens of thousands of teachers speaking out about what we need to thrive in this profession.

4 Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Tag your social posts about teaching and learning with #NCTEVillage to start building momentum around this concept.
  • Share a story via our online form so we can share your words with the community.
  • Not ready for a full story? If you share something shorter, it may end up on our Wise Words page.
  • Apply to become a lead ambassador. We’re looking for passionate educators who will help to carry the NCTE Village forward.


College Level Books

On MultimodalityCCCC/NCTE Studies in Writing & Rhetoric (SWR) series influences how writing gets taught at the college level. The methods of studies vary from the critical to historical to linguistic to ethnographic, and their authors draw on work in various fields that inform composition—including rhetoric, communication, education, discourse analysis, psychology, cultural studies, and literature.



College Journals

College English



English Education





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Literacy Education Advocacy

Policy Analyst Reports

NCTE Advocacy Day: April 27, 2017
Every year NCTE leaders, members, and friends gather in Washington, DC, to raise awareness of the literacy issues that are central to our work. Learn more and join us!

The NCTE Policy Analysis Initiative is a network of NCTE, CCCC, and TYCA volunteers who track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. See what is happening in your state!

Check out the stories of advocacy told by NCTE members.



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