BA English - Minor in Education

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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.

Why choose English with an Education Minor at Saint Leo?

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 and the 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.

B.A. English concentrations are also available in Advanced Literary Study , Professional Writing and Dramaturgy.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Foundations of British Literature II
  • Studies in Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Teaching Diverse Populations

Professional development opportunities

  • Student teaching: Gain experience writing lesson plans and teaching in a real-world classroom. The minor includes one practicum, with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for full-time teaching experience.
  • 21st century classroom: Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the Mimio Teach and MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART Boards.
  • Conferences: Attend writing and English Honor Society conferences.
  • Co-curricular activities: Participate in the Future Teachers Association. Become an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators, and the Alpha Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.

What can you do with a degree in English and an Education Minor?

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.

  • English Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Linguist
  • Copywriter
  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Textbook Editor
  • Publisher
  • Grant Writer

Where are Saint Leo English grads now?

  • American TESOL Institute
  • AUA Language Center, Thailand
  • Florida Legal Group
  • Lancaster University, England
  • Newcastle University, England
  • Pasco County Schools
  • Scholastic Books
  • Trinity College, Ireland
  • U.S. Army
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wesley Chapel High School

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