The Bachelor of Arts in English Education prepares students for teacher licensure
in English for grades 7-12. The English curriculum prepares students for the standardized
exams they must pass to be licensed and gives them the foundation in literature, language,
and writing that they need for their future careers. English Education majors complete
ENGL 4733 Teaching English in the Secondary School, which prepares them for their
licensure examinations and teaches the methodology appropriate to English language
arts instruction, before their internship year. During their internship year, the
education courses, the required field experiences and the teaching internship, during
which they are mentored by an experienced secondary English teacher, give English
Education graduates the pedagogical skills that they need to become successful teachers.
Many English Education majors use the four required electives in the English Education
curriculum to complete the course work that allows them to add an Arkansas ESL endorsement
to their teaching licenses.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
English Education majors complete a year-long internship that involves directed field
observation and a semester-long teaching internship in a secondary school.
English Education majors can gain valuable editing and publishing experience by enrolling
in either ENGL 2881 Practicum: Literary Journal Publication or ENGL 4881-4 Practicum:
Editing Literary Journal. The student editor and staff produce two issues of Tech's
nationally distributed literary magazine Nebo each year.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Mastery of the conventions of standard written English.
Advanced skill in critical thinking and literary analysis
Familiarity with major figures, works and movements in British and American literature
Ability to conduct research and use it effectively.
Awareness of the cultural role of languages in the global community.
Ability to apply current instructional methods in teaching and assessing English language
arts at the secondary level.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
The B.A. in English Education is an excellent preparation for law school or graduate
study in many areas, including creative writing, screenwriting, English, linguistics,
TESOL, technical and professional Writing, college student personnel, instructional
leadership and library science.
As part of their undergraduate study, English Education majors can earn a certificate
of proficiency in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or add the ESL endorsement
to their teaching licenses.
Point of Pride
In recent years, 100% of Arkansas Tech English Education graduates who want to teach
at the secondary level after graduation have found teaching positions.
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