Get Your English Education Degree

This degree provides you with a solid foundation in English with an emphasis on writing, reading, and analyzing texts. Upon graduation, you will be certified to teach in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12. With courses in English and literature as well as education, we help you develop your own composition skills alongside pedagogical skills.

English Education Program Highlights 

  • 100% job placement rate and 100% licensure rate for the last 5 years for degree recipients.
  • English Education majors are selected to present at the national conference of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society.
  • Students participate in three field experiences during the English Education program.
  • Coursework facilitates a deep understanding of social justice, cultural competence, and literacy practices and builds students' abilities to apply that understanding in their teaching practices.
  • Call Me MiSTER participating school, which supports teachers from under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged, and educationally at-risk communities

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

English Education Curriculum

Major Requirements

Popular English Education Classes

  • Advanced Writing: Styles and Grammars
    Designed especially for students who plan to teach English and grammar.
  • Youth Literature 
    Evaluate literary works for children and youth in grades 7 through 12.
  • Foundations for Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools
    Support adolescent literacy skills in the classroom.

Step into a Rewarding Role

The job supply for high school teachers is increasing steadily, with almost 80,000 openings each year (BLS). With availability in public and private schools, English teachers can enjoy a variety of work settings.

Share Your Love for Words

  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Tutor
  • ESL Teacher

Online M.Ed. Degrees

Specialize with in-demand topics and become even more marketable with a master's degree. Our M.Ed. programs cultivate your leadership potential with purpose. Check out our 1-year education master's degrees.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

"All of the courses I have taken for my major have pushed me to become more open minded and to develop skills that have helped me become the best teacher I can be."

Courtney Post

Class of 2020


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