Bolster an interest in English with training in secondary
education, and multiply your career opportunities. Whether you find
yourself leading a high school classroom, tutoring program or
multi-lingual overseas corporation, you’ll guide people to
important discoveries about language and culture.
Strike a unique balance with interdisciplinary study in English
and Education: Explore writing and literature—from mythology to
modern drama—alongside faculty with years of experience as editors,
playwrights and essayists. And, with guidance from Education
faculty, learn effective strategies—including the use of emerging
technologies—for teaching language arts to adolescents, including
ESOL, special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.
As a student yourself, you'll find your voice through seminars,
the SLU Writer’s Circle and Sandhill Review literary
magazine. As a future educator, you'll engage with classmates in
both English and Education; then model that collaborative classroom
community among secondary students in your field placement.
concentrations are also available in Advanced Literary
Study , Professional Writing
Graduates put their teaching, writing and critical thinking
skills to use in a variety of settings, including schools,
nonprofits, libraries and businesses. If you want to teach, many
school districts and states will require a teaching certificate,
which may require additional preparation.
View current English student resources.
Write your success story, and help others write theirs. Apply now.