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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.

Featured College Stories

After Commencement, Life?

Gwen Gray Schwartz, College Section, Alliance, OH

The Mantle of Story — Passing On Tradition

Kevin Cordi, College Section, Columbus, OH

Featured College Publications

Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom

Editors Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau argue that college-level reading must be theorized as foundationally linked to any understanding of college-level writing.

Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Editor Claire Lutkewitte and her contributors explore both writing for and about mobile technologies and writing with mobile technologies.

2023 Annual Convention

2023 NCTE
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The NCTE Annual Convention offers access to more than 690 sessions led by literacy educators, for literacy educators.

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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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