English Education

The secondary English education teaching major is a comprehensive four-year program designed to prepare students to teach middle and high school. After completing the requirements of the program, students will be qualified to obtain a license to teach English in the state of Indiana in grades 5-12. Students complete coursework in both the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts, including four discipline-specific methods courses: composition for teachers, literature in the middle and secondary schools, teaching English in the secondary school, and teaching English language arts in the middle school and junior high school. In addition, English Education students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above so that they can complete a mandatory 10-week student teaching experience in a middle or high school. English Education prepares a future teacher with great depth of subject knowledge. English Education is a complete major in English with additional courses in educational psychology, curriculum development, and pedagogy.

English Education Website

Plan of Study

English Education, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in English Education

  • English/language arts teacher
  • Online instructor/fundamentals of English teacher
  • Education sales and consulting
  • Business jobs in training/management

Transfer to English Education

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

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