The English Education degree prepares students for language arts positions in junior and senior high schools by further developing skills in reading, writing, literary criticism, research, and the innovative use of technology.
The program is designed to prepare creative, knowledgeable, skilled classroom teachers to teach the breadth of topics commonly associated with English: writing, speaking, listening, reading, literature, theatre, and communication. Graduates will know how to select and organize material appropriate for the secondary school classroom, how to use technology as an effective teaching/learning tool, and how to engage their students in learning opportunities.
Additionally, VCSU offers multiple opportunities for extending the English curriculum beyond the classroom. English Ed majors provide much needed expertise in a variety of campus functions, including working as student tutors for The Learning Center, writing and editing press releases for the Viking Sports News, and working with numerous other student and campus publications and productions. The 24- Hour Theater Extravaganza focuses solely on student-written (and directed and enacted) plays, and The Forge, the annual campus literary magazine publishing student work, relies heavily on the help of English majors for editing, design, and layout, not to mention content.
TEACHER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Students are typically admitted into Teacher Education during the sophomore year or the beginning of their junior year of college. Criteria for Admission to Teacher Education can be found at the following website: www.vcsu.edu/undergrad_ed/