College of Education

Secondary English Education

120

Semester Hours

42

Credit Hours/Major Hours

30

Core Hours

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This B.A. includes completion of an approved plan in the academic specialty teaching of English. No teacher certification is awarded with the B.A. The English education program prepares its pre-service teachers with such a model so that their students will succeed as effective language learners and users, equipped with the skills they need to become critically literate citizens, workers, members of society, and lifelong learners.

Careers

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Majors in English Education complete coursework strategically selected to support their successful work in teaching literature, reading, writing, rhetoric, linguistics, English as a Second Language, special needs instruction, educational technology, and more. These studies prepare our graduates to be contemporary experts: professionals who constantly and continuously learn and grow so that they are successful teachers who know how to teach English “of and with the times.”

Our students learn both traditional practices and state-of-the-art methods and approaches to teaching high school English, and use their knowledge in balanced ways to prepare all students they work with for success in and after high school.

Career opportunities in English Education

  • Teaching Literature
  • Reading, Writing, & Rhetoric
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Special Needs Instruction
  • Educational Technology
"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." - Alexandria (2018, Secondary English Education)

What You'll Study

The English Education program prepares its pre-service teachers with such a model so that their students will succeed as effective language learners and users, equipped with the skills they need to become critically literate citizens, workers, members of society, and lifelong learners.


Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the College of Education, a student must:

1) complete all specific program requirements as listed in this Bulletin; and 2) meet all requirements of the College of Education admission/retention/completion policy.

Because most students are pursuing both a UK degree and a state educator license (certificate), it is extremely important that advisors are consulted frequently to be sure that the best selection of courses is made to meet both requirements.


Enhancing Your Time at UK

There are countless ways to “see blue.” on campus, but the best way to maximize your journey at the University of Kentucky is by engaging in an Education Abroad opportunity.

This will allow you to gain a global perspective and enhance future employability. As you take the first step towards investing in your future, we encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities UK has to offer. Take a look at some of the options UK Education Abroad & Exchanges office suggests to complement your major! #SeeBlueAbroad

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Contact

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Dr. Les Burns

Program Chair of English Education

Associate Professor of Literacy

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Dickey Hall

(859) 257-2939

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