The English Department Post-Baccalaureate program leads to certification to teach English Language Arts for grades 7-12 in Connecticut. The certificate program is designed specifically for students with a bachelor's degree in English who want to teach at the secondary level. Candidates will complete courses in education and English methods, along with regular fieldwork in a variety of settings, to prepare for student teaching during the culminating semester of study.
English methods courses are directed by English professors who have extensive experience as secondary teachers and in teacher preparation. They will also supervise your fieldwork, including student teaching. These courses and experiences prepare you for teaching grammar, literacy, literature, writing, and digital learning, along with pedagogical strategies, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the pursuit of social justice through education.
Our graduates teach in urban and suburban settings and often return to SCSU for master's degrees in English or related fields, such as Special Education, TESOL, or Reading.a