Bachelor of Arts in English with Certification in Secondary Education
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Bachelor of Arts in English with Certification in Secondary Education

You will take classes in the English and Modern Languages Department in A&S and in the Department of Education in the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), where you will gain four years of teaching experience while learning. Unlike your friends at other schools who won’t gain classroom experience until senior year, you will be in a classroom as a tutor in your first semester, and your classroom exposure will grow in subsequent semesters into internships, professional apprenticeships, and student teaching.

In your English classes, you will be instructed by faculty who are award-winning published authors and poets. Thanks to our small class sizes, they are able to take a personal interest in you and your aspirations. There are writing-intensive courses throughout the major so you will develop the critical reading skills, research techniques, imaginative powers, and organizational skills that will help make you a great teacher.

The classroom experience you gain beginning first semester freshman year will enable you to know early on whether teaching truly is the career for you. It will also make you comfortable working with high school students. You will have authentic professional practices in urban, suburban, and rural school settings. Additionally, you can work on the University yearbook, student-edited literary magazine, student newspaper, or student magazine. There are many writing competitions that you can enter both on and off campus. Faculty will push you to stretch beyond any self-imposed limits to find success.

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