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The Core Curriculum

Graduate Student Preceptors

A highly select group of advanced graduate students is integral to the teaching of Core Curriculum courses. Responsible for their own sections of the course, Preceptors are trained through a rigorous pedagogy seminar that meets weekly. 

Eligibility: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students in the humanities and social sciences must have the M.Phil. in hand by May 2017, as well as the approval of their Director of Graduate Studies or sponsor, in order to be eligible to apply for Core Preceptorships.

•Students currently in their 5th year of registration may apply to be Core Preceptors for their 6th year, and after successful completion of that year, are eligible for reappointment for their 7th year.

•Students currently in their 6th year may apply to be Core Preceptors for their 7th year only. 

•Students currently in their 7th year or beyond are not eligible. 

•Students before their 5th year of registration will be considered if they have the particular approval of their sponsor.  However, after one year of teaching in the Core, such students will be expected to complete a year of dissertation writing before being eligible for reappointment to a second year of Core teaching.


Applications are due on Wednesday, November 9