Secondary English Teacher Education Program at KU
The Secondary English teacher education program at KU prepares pre-service educators to teach students in 6th through 12th grade classrooms. The program combines literature-based theory and knowledge with culturally readings and discussions. Courses taught by the KU English Department faculty offer students learning options in rhetoric, linguistics and literature.
Benefits of the program include:
- Variety of Field Experiences - Students in this program at KU will complete field experiences in rural, urban, and suburban communities at the secondary level.
- Positive Impact on Students - Secondary English teachers have the capability to improve writing skills for all students in the PK-12 school system.
- Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor's degree as well as initial teaching licensure in Kansas. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
- Teacher Licensure Options - Students who successfully complete this program at KU may be eligible to take advantage of licensure endorsements options: TESOL or Special Education.
- Program Reputation - KU’s Bachelor's Degree in Secondary English Education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 9th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools.
- Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.