English Teaching Degree Options

At the undergraduate level, students can complete either an English major with a Teaching option or an English Teaching minor. In addition to completing the coursework requirements in the English Department, students who pursue the major or the minor must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program, apply and be accepted to student teach, and meet the requirements for licensure as a secondary teacher. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is limited; deadlines for application are September 15 and February 15. See or visit the College of Education and Human Sciences and/or the Course Catalog for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for more information about secondary licensure.

At the graduate level, students may choose between two strands as they satisfy requirements for the Master of Arts degree. Strand One is designed for students who already have a secondary English teaching license while Strand Two is designed for individuals who seek a secondary English license while they work on the M.A. Please consult with Professor Beverly Chin if you have any questions about admission to the program or about the requirements of the program once admitted.