Hi, everyone! I am here to ask for help: I have decided to make a transition from the corporate world to teaching. I know a lot of you out there are teachers, and I thought you might have some advice, sources or other sagacious insights to impart.
Here’s my situation: I’ve got an MFA in Creative Writing. I’ve taught a copyediting class at a prestigious adult education facility. I’ve gotten a number of stories published, won some awards — but nothing earthshaking.
I’d like to teach at the college level, but I am concerned that a PhD is almost a requisite (unless one has a published book).
Any and all information about how to make the transition would be much appreciated.
As promised, here’s a poem from Gerard Manley Hopkins:
The Candle Indoors
SOME candle clear burns somewhere I come by.
I muse at how its being puts blissful back
With yellowy moisture mild night’s blear-all black,
Or to-fro tender trambeams truckle at the eye.
By that window what task what fingers ply,
I plod wondering, a-wanting, just for lack
Of answer the eagerer a-wanting Jessy or Jack
There God to aggrándise, God to glorify.—
Come you indoors, come home; your fading fire
Mend first and vital candle in close heart’s vault:
You there are master, do your own desire;
What hinders? Are you beam-blind, yet to a fault
In a neighbour deft-handed? Are you that liar
And, cast by conscience out, spendsavour salt?