English Education

College of Liberal Arts

The undergraduate secondary English education teaching major is a comprehensive four-year program designed to prepare students to teach middle and high school English. After completing program requirements, students will be qualified to obtain a license to teach English in the state of Indiana in grades 5-12. This rigorous major, like all education majors at Purdue, prepares each future teacher with great depth of subject knowledge. Students complete coursework in educational psychology, curriculum development, and pedagogy in the College of Education and take coursework in literature, media, and language in the College of Liberal Arts. 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.

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Teaching and Education

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