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The Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) identifies and articulates the best theories and practices, and pedagogy in teaching English in the two-year college through regional and national conventions and a journal, Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC).   

Goals of TYCA:

  • Promote excellence in the theory and practice of teaching English
  • Encourage scholarship in research that informs the teaching of writing, literature and language
  • Provide a forum for shared professional concerns
  • Recognize and support diversity in the classroom and in the profession
  • Promote awareness of the distinctively open academic and social environment of the two-year college
  • Promote awareness of the effectiveness and adaptability of the two-year college in meeting community needs
  • Encourage subscriptions to Teaching English in the Two-Year College
  • Establish, affirm, and strengthen ties to groups that share our professional commitments
  • Encourage the participation in TYCA of teachers of English in the first two college years through meetings, conferences, publications and other professional activities

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A Professional Association of Educators in English Studies, Literacy, and Language Arts