The Department of English and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts in English Education which qualifies graduates for “A” Licensure to teach English in grades nine through twelve in North Carolina. The department also offers a major in Middle Grades Language Arts, which qualifies graduates for "A" Licensure to teach Language Arts in grades six through nine in North Carolina. With requirements including literature, speech, and foreign language courses, core courses in professional studies, and content pedagogy, undergraduates are prepared to successfully enter the dynamic field of English education.
The English Education or Middle Grades Language Arts graduate will experience a number of field experiences in various school settings, culminating in the Professional Semester. Preparation for entering this “internship” is gradual as the student learns the requirements of becoming a reflective practitioner. The department offers professional ties with area public schools and coverage for current learning theories such as multiple intelligences and current practices such as planning for and teaching diverse student populations.
The English Education program has been accredited by the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
Updated:Friday, August 12, 2011
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