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Do want to be an English teacher someday? Introduce some of the great books to young people? Then you'll want to learn more about our English education major.
In our program, you'll take all the necessary education and English-related courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom one day. But, it won't be all classroom work. You'll also get a chance to student teach in a middle school or high school class.
When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.
What you can do with a degree in English Education. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
All courses in the major must be completed with a C- or higher and a 3.0 grade point average must be maintained, in the major and overall.
Six courses (18 credits), including at least one course from a period prior to 1800, one course from each group, and three upper-level courses.
Contemporary World Literature:
EDUC 0215 and EDUC 0220 are required for those students who will not complete the program prior to January 2013.
(See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
You need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits.
Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. Three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement are part of the application process. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but the program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please see the Teacher Education website.
Dr. Donna Dombek
Director of Education Program, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Level Education
151 Swarts Hall
Dr. Wayne Brinda
Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Education
150 Swarts Hall
Dr. Jonathan Chitiyo
Assistant Professor of Special Education
149 Swarts Hall
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