English Education Major


The English education degree is a great choice for the person who loves writing and literature and desires to impact young people through teaching English at the middle or high school level. Students pursuing this major take the same courses and meet the same objectives as English & writing majors, plus they complete additional professional education courses that lead to an Indiana teacher licensure, including eight credit hours of student teaching.

Graduates teach in public and private schools all over the United States and around the world and are recognized locally and nationally for their excellence as teachers and leaders.

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of recent graduates had teaching jobs in the fall after graduation.

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of students receive some form of financial assistance

English Education Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

  • Literary Genres
  • Creative Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Foundations of Education

Prepare for an exciting future as a/an:

  • English Teacher
  • Literature Teacher
  • Tutor
  • International Teacher
  • Editor
  • Writer
  • Content Creator


Recent graduates have taught:

  • Locally, in the region such as South Bend
  • Nationally, from inner cities to rural areas
  • Internationally, such as South Korea

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Analysis of texts and story
  • How to support and cultivate student writers and community writers
  • How to teach grammar
  • Lesson planning

Students also have the opportunity to be published in The Crossings Journal or The Bethel Beacon.

Student Teaching:

All students nearing completion of the secondary English education program participate in Student Teaching during their senior year. Our program also offers many opportunities for tutoring and for practicum experiences in local classrooms.

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English Education Major Highlights

Graduates from the popular English education degree program are teaching in classrooms locally and around the world. In fact, in the past five years, every English education major has landed a teaching job. Students take the same classes as English and writing majors, plus education courses that lead to Indiana licensure. All of our recent majors passed the Indiana Core Assessments for educator licensure.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

As you’re pursuing a degree in English education, you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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Financial Aid

Writing-specific scholarships are available based on merit once enrolled.

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