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Faculty: Josh Allen, Matthew Babcock, Jeremy Bailey, Mark Bennion, Robert Bird, Robert Brown, William Brugger, Scott Cameron, Janet Christensen, Tanya Croft, Joseph Darowski, Glenn Dayley, Eric d’Evegnee, Suzette Gee, Kristen Glenn, Kendall Grant, Darin Hammond, Jack Harrell, Karen Holt, Murray Hunt, Rod Keller, Darin Merrill, Joelle Moen, Phil Murdock, Anne Papworth, Dan Pearce, Jim Richards, Derik Robertson, Rhonda Seamons, Jefferson Slagle, JP Sloop, Paula Soper, Steven Stewart, David Ward, Jaren Watson, Jason Williams
The English Department offers a BA degree in English (with emphases in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing) and BA degrees in English Education and English Education Only Field. Minors are available in English and English Education. The student organization, the English Academic Society (EAS), sponsors various activities, including a Pre-Professional Conference, monthly lectures and workshops, regular excursions to undergraduate conferences, and frequent socials. The department supports the annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference and sponsors Outlet, a publication of student writing. English majors are encouraged to participate in these opportunities and to complete an internship in the field.
English Education focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition. Course work includes the English major and Teacher Education cores. These degrees culminate with English 430 Teaching English in Secondary Schools and student teaching. English Education prepares students to teach in grades 6-12 in Idaho (and 42 other states). The English Education First Field requires an education minor; the English Education Only Field does not. However, extra endorsements are encouraged.