As an English major pursuing the Bachelor of Science in English secondary education (Grades 7-12), you’ll prepare for a career as a middle- or high-school teacher of literature and writing.
In addition to the core English language and literature courses for the major, you’ll take a range of professional education and teaching methods courses both from our own English Education faculty and those in Southern’s School of Education. You will learn to link your background in literary analysis and British, American, and multi-ethnic literature to the writing and reading needs of students.
These courses will also give you the opportunity to experience a variety of 7-12 classroom settings through a series of field placements that culminate in your semester-long student teaching internship. Successful completion of the degree leads to certification to teach in the state of Connecticut.