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English: Teaching

Pen your future.

Many English majors have their sights on a future as a teacher or writer. But the degree opens doors to many other types of professions, too. In this program, you will gain a broad liberal arts education and build critical thinking and writing skills that are highly valued in careers in education, publishing, communications, politics and law — to name a few.

As an English major, you will undergo intensive writing training and develop your professional communication skills. When specializing in teaching, you will also take a sequence of courses in education that culminate in a semester-long student teaching internship.


This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy literature and language
  • Are a strong reader and writer
  • Have an interest in history and culture
  • Like an intellectual challenge

With this degree, you may become a/an:

  • Author
  • English teacher
  • Business or technical writer
  • Freelance travel writer
  • Publishing professional
  • Editor
  • Copy editor
  • Proofreader
  • Journalist
  • Communication specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Web developer
  • Politician
  • Lawyer (additional education)

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