Do you love English? Do you want to become a teacher?
In the Secondary English Education Program you'll be equipped to teach students grades (8-12) critical skills in reading, writing, speaking & listening, digital and non-print media, and literary studies. You will also learn to build classroom environments and meaningful experiences to engage and motivate adolescents to become critical thinkers, strong readers, and skilled communicators.
Our program includes hands-on, real-world experiences. You will learn about the language arts and literacy while working with students in actual public school classrooms. Please note that this program is the initial step for students to enroll in our one-year Master's with Initial Certification Program (MIC) in order to be eligible for teaching certification.
This program is for you if you are:
You will complete coursework strategically selected to support your successful work in teaching literature, reading, writing, rhetoric, linguistics, English as a Second Language, special needs instruction, educational technology, and more.
You will learn both traditional practices and state-of-the-art methods and approaches to teaching high school English, and use your knowledge in balanced ways to prepare all students you work with for success in and after high school.
Teaching opportunities in English Education:
"Nothing is more rewarding than being able to make a positive impact on someone's life, leading me to the career path of a high school English teacher through the College of Education."
2018 Secondary English Education Graduate
College of Education
128 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0001