Smith-Marshall Award for English Education

The Smith-Marshall Award will provide $5,000 of funding for up to 5 English education teaching interns during the 2021-2022 academic year.* Qualified applicants must be enrolled in the capstone teaching internship and meet the following award criteria follow:

  • Commitment to studying and teaching in the area of English language histories, stylistics, grammars, and uses in varied communities and settings (e.g., from professions and disciplines to racial, ethnic, and/or geographic groups, and more).
  • An emerging pedagogical capacity to design high-impact student learning experiences related to English language histories, stylistics, grammars, and uses in varied communities and settings.
  • Record of strong academic achievement and/or leadership in English education coursework and other relevant communities at MSU.

Submission materials:

  • Up to 1,000 word statement outlining candidate’s commitment to and knowledge of English language histories, stylistics, grammars, and uses in varied communities and settings.
  • Evidence of emerging pedagogical capacity to design student learning experiences related to English language histories, stylistics, grammars, and/or uses in varied communities and settings. Evidence may include sample lesson or unit plans with reflection, student work samples from your teaching, or micro-teaching demonstration with reflection.
  • The names of two faculty references who can speak to the nominee’s fittingness for the award criteria. Full letters not required.
  • Updated resume.

Materials must be submitted via this google form by 30 March 2021. Please direct questions to Prof Emery Petchauer at petchau1@msu.edu

*The Smith-Marshall award amount varies from year to year based upon available funds.