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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.

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Featured College Publications

Dynamic Activities for First-Year Composition: 96 Ways to Immerse, Inspire, and Captivate Student

Editors Michal Reznizki and David T. Coad have assembled a collection of tried-and-proven teaching activities to help both novice and experienced teachers plan, prepare, and implement writing instruction in college.

Teaching Literacy Online: Engaging, Analyzing, and Producing in Multiple Media

Rochelle L. Rodrigo and Catrina Mitchum focus on the pedagogy of literacy learning and share guidelines for how to translate that into digital learning environments.


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This is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher and 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. 

The Richard C. Ohmann Award recognizes an outstanding refereed article in the journal College English that makes the most significant contribution to the field of English studies.

The College Section Steering Committee (CSSC) members are elected by the NCTE membership each year to a four-year term. The Chair is elected from within the CSSC to a two-year term and serves on the NCTE Executive Committee representing the interests of the college level membership.

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