The English Education major at ETSU prepares students for a career in teaching English in middle and high schools. The courses in the English Education major provide students with a strong foundation in literature, writing, and language. As a result of rigorous training in our department, student teachers in our program are often praised for their mastery of content knowledge. Our courses also address the study and practice of reading, critical thinking, communication, listening, and the productive use of media and emerging technologies in the classroom and explore important related issues such as censorship, NCLB, and the changing needs and concerns of adolescents. The student teaching semester is the capstone experience in the English Education major. It provides students a guided opportunity to teach in their field with direct supervision, mentor feedback, and peer support. Thus, our program engages both the theory and practice of teaching English and takes into serious consideration not only what teachers teach but how teachers teach and to whom.
Official Program Name:
English Major for Secondary Education
School(s) Offering Program:
East Tennessee State University