The College Section of NCTE addresses the needs of college English teachers: we are teachers of composition and literature, of language and pop culture, of methods and mythology, we are instructors who teach it all--especially to undergraduates. We prepare future faculty and teachers for careers in education. We are teachers who theorize and scholars who like to teach. We are interested in the multiple uses of new technologies in writing, reading, and teaching and the role these technologies play in classrooms and communities. We help students read and write and analyze and interpret and critique. We bring students to active learning in the midst of a changing professoriate--working conditions, all encompassing changing demands on our time, our energy, or professionalism, and our day-to-day lives.
Join the College Section!
Expand your professional network and gain access to the people, ideas, and resources that are shaping the future of College English Studies through College Section membership.
Individual membership is $40/year (student/emeritus is $20/year) and includes a variety of member benefits—some specific to College members are listed below.
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College Section Member Benefits
Subscription to the College Journal, College English
NCTE journals cover practically every area of interest in English Studies and are available to members in print as well as online.
College English is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching of English. Each issue also includes opinion pieces, review essays, and letters from readers. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types. Published bimonthly, September, November, January, March, May, and July. $25/yr.
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Participate in College Awards
Professional Development Opportunities
College members have access to a variety of professional development activities. Including Conventions and meetings.
For news and teaching ideas in the world of education
- The INBOX—NCTE's weekly e-mail newsletter filled with news, views and ideas you can use. Explore INBOX news with a College focus.
- The Council Chronicle—NCTE’s membership newspaper delivers articles about issues and trends in the English Studies.
Connect College Colleagues Nationwide
Through online communities, listservs, and meetings you can connect with some of the best minds in the English Studies community.
Help shape teaching at the National/Local Level
Take advantage of the many opportunities to become a College volunteer or leader in the profession on a national/local level.