English Education Major

The English education major at Saint Mary’s is designed to prepare students for a career in secondary school teaching.

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must complete the teacher education program (secondary level) to be licensed as a 5-12 English teacher.

Teaching Licensure

Teaching licensure requirements are subject to change; therefore, students considering teaching in this area should be in regular contact with both an English and an education adviser to be aware of any curricular updates that may be required.

Career Options

Most graduates with an English education major teach in public or private middle or high schools. They also may pursue advanced degrees at Saint Mary's in special education, literacy, ESL/bilingual education, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school counseling, and school psychology as well as graduate degrees in English related fields that are not tied directly to education.

High School Preparation

Creative Writing; Grammar; Literature; Journalism; Psychology; Speech; Math; Science; History

Enhance Your Experience

Students who pursue an English education major find that courses in psychology and literature enhance their experience. 

Course of Study & Course Descriptions