English education

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

 

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.

About This Degree

TUITION

In-State: $232 | Out-of-State: $464

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.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

CAREER OPTIONS

You could work as a(n):

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Professor
  • Counselor
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Various High Schools in the state

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • 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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