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Secondary Education English

Be a transformative force in the life of adolescent writers

Open up the world of literature and writing to students as a secondary education English teacher. Just as you fell in love with reading the classics, writing a short story, or editing papers, you can similarly help middle and high schoolers develop as writers and critical readers.

You’ll study literature, writing, and film, ranging from classical to contemporary sources and taught by caring faculty. We balance that with extensive training in the best teaching methods for language study, reading, literature, writing, listening, and speaking. Field experience and student teaching help round out your education with real world experience. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification in grades 7-12.

Secondary Education English degree at York College
We focus on giving you effective teaching methods for language study, reading, literature, writing, listening, and speaking.
English writing class at York College of Pennsylvania

Explore the English and Humanities program

Thought-provoking classes filled with the works of the world’s greatest authors, from Shakespeare to Moliere. Secondary education English majors fulfill their specialization with coursework in our English and Humanities program.

Prof. Monteith leads an Education class at York College

Your future in Secondary Education English

Our graduates have gone on to work for Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the School District of Philadelphia, Teachers College - Columbia University, York College of Pennsylvania and York County school districts. Our English courses develop your knowledge and skills in literary studies and writing, while our education program provides the tools to be an effective teacher. A few career options:
  • English instructor
  • Drama instructor
  • Literature instructor
  • Writing instructor
Contact Us
Secondary Education English
Joshua D. DeSantis, D.Ed., Coordinator
Appell Life Science, Room 112
Phone: 717.815.1939
jdesant1@ycp.edu
Hours Contact for appt.