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Bachelor of Arts
English Education (B.A.)
As an English education major, you will focus on theories and methods for teaching literature and composition in the classroom. You also get to study an additional area of study in a selected minor. This will qualify you to teach in English and another area of study.
English instructor Eric d'Evegnee teaches Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation.
Gain Hands-On Experience
This degree works closely with students, and you will have the chance to help increase their knowledge in your selected topics. As an English teacher, you can aid students in relating literature and writing to their lives and see the difference it can make. You will also increase your own knowledge in literature and be able to effectively share that with students.

The English Education Degree focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition in public schools, grades 6-12. With a First Field degree, you will complete an education minor in a second subject. After completing this degree, you will be certified to teach in two different subjects. You might select a complementary minor such as humanities or theater. However, combining English with a degree such as math or science might increase your marketability.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in English Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
English Teacher
Earning an English education bachelor’s degree will qualify you to teach various English language arts subjects to all grades from 6th to 12th. You’ll learn the skills required to plan, teach, and assess units of instruction, manage the learning environment, and prepare students for state exams. In everything you do, you will teach your students how to think critically, write competently, and communicate effectively.
English as a Second Language Teacher
Students who desire to pursue studies and a career in English education can use their knowledge to help different demographics of people. Jobs in teaching English through schools, outreach programs, and other companies can greatly enhance the lives of those who want to learn English.
Technical & Professional Writer / Communicator
The demand for technical and professional writers and communicators is high and the opportunities are many and varied! Use your knowledge and skills in writing, editing, and software/apps to get involved with everything from E-Learning & Corporate Training to Technical & Strategic Communication to Social Media & Advertising. Create web-based media campaigns, write podcast scripts, plan out storyboards, design book trailers, write and edit training documents and press releases, be the creative force behind marketing campaigns, write speeches for business, political, and community leaders, collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to bring innovation and knowledge to the general public, advise businesses and government agencies in crisis communication—the opportunities go on and on. Get in on the action! 

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If you are interested in English Education, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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