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English Education/English Teacher Certification

“One thing I’ve learned during my student teaching experience, and was happy to learn, is that I cannot, under any circumstances, give up on any students." Tracey Meusec '11

A degree in English Education leading to certification to teach in high schools and middle schools.

Designed to provide students with substantial content & pedagogical knowledge, the English Education program prepares students for a lifelong career in teaching. Our goal is to help students develop habits of critical, reflective, and creative thinking.

Courses cover a variety of genres & historical periods, ethnicities and cultures.

Possible Careers

  • English Teacher
  • High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Why Choose English Education at WIU?

Our program also gives students opportunities to become confident and skilled writers in traditional and non-traditional modes, and promotes a comprehensive language arts curriculum, which includes technology, visual arts, drama, and film.

Our progressive program also promotes the teaching and learning of 21st Century literacies.

About This Major

  • Degrees Available:
    • B.A.
  • Major: Yes
  • Minor: Yes
  • Graduate Degree: No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities:
    • GradTrac
    • Honors

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