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B.S. in English Education

The English education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers specialized training for students who wish to teach English at the secondary level. It is a challenging major for students who desire a career teaching English to young people. The career focus of this major creates a strong bond among undergraduate majors and faculty. IUP’s reputation in English education is recognized in Pennsylvania and beyond for excellence in preparing teachers for today’s classrooms, for future graduate studies, and for a lifelong professional career.

The English education major at IUP certifies graduates to teach secondary English in Pennsylvania and at least thirty-three other states. Graduates planning to seek employment in a state other than Pennsylvania are advised to check the specific requirements for that state.

English education majors fulfill all the requirements for state certification, including practical experience in methods courses and student teaching; content preparation in a variety of literature, language, and composition courses; and philosophical background in current theories of teaching. Although most students choosing an English education major will be best prepared for the secondary school classroom, those who opt not to teach will find that their speaking, writing, and management skills may also be useful to the media, governmental services, and business.



Graduation Requirements

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.