The bachelor's degree in secondary English teacher education at the University of Kansas prepares pre-service educators to teach adolescents in both middle school and high school classrooms. The program combines literature-based theory and knowledge with culturally diverse readings and discussions. In addition to the course offerings in the School of Education and Human Sciences, courses taught by faculty from the Department of English offer students learning options in rhetoric, linguistics and literature.
Career Outcomes in Secondary English Teacher Education
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in secondary English education from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as the requirements to pursue an initial teaching license for 6th through 12th grades in Kansas. The bachelor's degree in secondary English prepares students to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other education-related organizations. Potential position titles after graduation could include:
- Secondary (high school) English teacher
- PK-12 instructor
- Extracurricular activities sponsor
The secondary English education program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license of certification in your home state or territory.
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