Secondary Education English Major

Our Secondary Education English major is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching English at the secondary school level. Our major provides instruction and practical experiences to prepare you for the responsibilities and rewards of teaching students in high school. Our major also provides both education and practical experiences to determine effective instructional approaches in the teaching of particular components of the secondary school curriculum: language study, reading, literature, writing, listening and speaking.

Careers in Secondary Education English

While the English courses develop knowledge and skills in the fields of literary studies and writing, the Education courses focus on the effectiveness of the teacher’s methods and on the value of the students’ learning experiences. The knowledge and skills garnered by students will help in their pursuit of various career options in high schools.

Careers include:

  • English instructor
  • Drama instructor
  • Literature instructor
  • Writing instructor

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