Students learn about teaching as a general field of interest and plan in-depth unit plans. The program culminates in two seven-week student teaching placements.
The English bachelor of science degree program in secondary education leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching English in grades seven to 12.
The program develops highly qualified teachers who are prepared to exercise leadership as accomplished professional educators.
Students choose to (1) complete the master’s thesis, a traditional in-depth exploration, usually of a literary topic and/or theme; or (2) complete a master’s project consisting of applied research in English education; or (3) take an English comprehensive examination.
This program is designed for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in English or a related field from an accredited college or university and intend to complete the coursework required for New York State certification to teach English in secondary or middle schools.