What You Will Learn
What Is the English Education Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in English Education prepares students for teacher licensure
in English for grades 7-12. The English curriculum prepares students fo 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. The education curriculum, the
required classroom observations, and the teaching internship give English Education
students the pedagogical skills that they need to become successful teachers.
What Will I Learn in This Program?
- Mastery of the conventions of standard written English
- Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres
- Effective oral and written communication
- Familiarity with major figures, works, and movements in literature
- Ability to conduct research and use it effectively
- Understanding of the dynamic nature of language usage and 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
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
English Education students can enhance their degrees with a range of elective courses in creative writing, film and television studies, popular culture, gender studies, linguistics, and a variety of literary studies. English Education students can also use elective hours to add the ESL endorsement to their teaching licenses.
What Resources Are Available to Me?
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Modern Language Association
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs
- College English Association
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Communication Association
- Rhetoric Society of America
Additional Resources specifically for Tech Students:
Where Might I Find a Job after Graduating from This Program?
In recent years, 100% of Arkansas Tech English Education graduates who want to teach at the secondary level after graduation have found teaching positions. Our graduates have been employed in more than half of the counties in Arkansas.
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach, English Education
majors can become authors, technical writers, copy editors or pursue careers in higher
education, public relations, marketing, communication, or law.
Where Can I Get More Information about the English Education Degree?
For more information about the English Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog.