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The English Education Composite Degree focuses on educational theories and methods for teaching literature and composition in public schools, grades 6-12. Unlike the English Education degree, which certifies you to teach a second subject, the English Education Composite degree certifies you to teach English. With more English classes available to you, this degree allows a greater focus on English literature, language, and writing.
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You will manage a classroom and prepare lessons for students. You will manage 25-30 students and ensure they are learning the necessary skills and knowledge needed for state exams. You will build their foundation of writing and reading that will set students up for success the rest of their lives.
Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.
Technical Writer/ Communicator
Create instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other documents to communicate complex technical information in accessible language. There is a high demand for this occupation in many industries and organizations.
Getting Started in this Degree
If you are interested in English Education Composite, start with one of the following major-specific courses
(Second Semester Recommendation)
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.