What You’ll Learn

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), our English Education program will equip you with the skills and certifications necessary to teach English and other ELA courses anywhere in the United States, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Few degrees offer more hands-on, relevant experience than Columbia College’s English Education Program. By the time you graduate, you will have accumulated more than 500 hours of classroom experience in area schools.

Career Opportunities

Across the state and throughout the nation, Columbia College graduates of our English Education program are sought-after and recognized for their excellence in teaching English and other ELA courses in high school because of the depth of experience and training our courses and fieldwork give you.

The Columbia College Difference

Our English Education program offers you relevant, hands-on experiences as well as extensive classroom training. You are provided with the option to take a wide variety of courses, including:

  • African-American Literature
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Genre Studies (e.g. Gothic literature or detective fiction)

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options


As an English Education major, you will complete the required coursework for English Education certification during this program.

English Education is recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the South Carolina Department of Education, and is nationally accredited by the NCATE/CAEP through Fall 2022.