Teaching English in the Two-Year College
TETYC is for instructors of English in two-year colleges as well as for teachers of first- and second-year composition in four-year institutions.
Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC) publishes articles for two-year college English teachers. We seek articles (4,000–7,000 words) in all areas of English studies, including composition and rhetoric, developmental education, business, technical, and creative writing, literacy and reading, L2 writing, and the teaching of literature in the first two college years. We publish articles on topics such as program and curriculum development, assessment, placement, technology and online learning, writing program administration, dual and concurrent enrollment, and labor, as well as other areas of professional concern in the two-year college.
All manuscripts should clearly focus on two-year college English studies and/or professional issues. Manuscripts should add to the extant work on two-year college English studies. We seek work that is in conversation with the rich history of two-year college English studies and that is original and grounded in theory and/or practice. Familiarity with the journal and two-year college English studies is the best way to determine if the journal is the correct venue for your project.
See the Call for Proposals for a themed issue of TETYC to be published in March 2023: Teaching Reading in Open-Access Contexts (proposal deadline: December 15, 2021).
See TETYC Reviewer Guidelines for information on reviewing manuscripts.
See TETYC Book Reviews for information on submitting a book review.
See TETYC Guidelines for Writing Instructional Notes for information on submitting instructional notes.
Editor: Darin Jensen, Des Moines Area Community College
In addition to scholarly articles, TETYC publishes several regular features:
- Instructional Notes/What Works for Me: short articles describing successful classroom approaches and activities, 750–4,000 words (see guidelines for writing Instructional Notes);
- Reviews of books, software, and other nonprint materials (see guidelines for book and media reviewers below);
- Review Essays will be 2,000–3,000 words and offer a synthesis of recently published works on a common topic or theme. Aimed at the busy teacher-scholar, review essays should indicate how the works included (at least three books, articles, web publications, or other types of professional resources) are interconnected and speak to a shared professional concern. See more information in the guidelines for book and media reviewers.
- Symposiums aim to bring together diverse voices on a common topic of interest to two-year college English teachers and may be from 2,000 to 4,000 words. Sample topics might be reflections on white papers or position statements from NCTE, TYCA, or CCCC; commentary on trends in the field; or responses to recent studies, research pieces, or policy reports. Writers interested in contributing a Symposium piece should submit a proposal through Editorial Manager (see below) that includes the suggested topic, names and short background on contributing writers, and a brief summary of the perspectives that the piece will offer.
Submission Guidelines and Information
All pages should be numbered. Beneath the article title on the first page should be a one-sentence descriptor of the article. Longer essays should provide at least one level of internal headings. All documentation should be in text (with a works-cited list), following the latest MLA Handbook (8th edition). The author’s name or institution should not appear on any pages of the manuscript. Authors should familiarize themselves with NCTE’s Statement on Gender and Language. Articles, Instructional Notes, What Works for Me, and reviews are all submitted for double-blind review by a minimum of two outside readers. The editor makes final decisions regarding all manuscripts based on reviewers’ recommendations and the needs of the journal, usually within three to four months.
Using students’ or others’ work: Articles that incorporate work from students or other subjects should include either documentation of Institutional Review Board approval or permission from writers to be included in the manuscript (even when such work is used anonymously or pseudonymously). Click here to access the permission form needed to include the work of others in your submission (especially student work).
Where to Send
Manuscripts should be submitted to the TETYC Editorial Manager manuscript submission and review site. Please register there as an author. Once logged in to the system, follow the instructions to upload your submission.
TETYC encourages publication by first-time authors. The editor invites inquiries about potential articles or manuscripts in progress.
Queries and general correspondence may be sent to Editor Darin Jensen at email@example.com.
Editorial Office Address
Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Des Moines Area Community College
ATTN: Darin Jensen
906 North Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401