"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
The English Education major at the University of Delaware is an CAEP/NCTE-accredited program for individuals interested in teaching English in secondary schools (grades 7-12). The secondary English Education major is housed within the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences, and not the School of Education. Upon completed of the coursework, Praxis test, and student teaching, students will have the necessary requirements for licensure in Delaware and other states that have comparable requirements.
The UD English Education program is a four-year undergraduate major and is distinguished by a strong faculty and a rigorous program of study. All three full-time English Education faculty are committed to preparing future teacher professionals of quality so that they can reach every adolescent. Our carefully designed program prepares students with a broad and deep knowledge of English language and literature and pedagogy. Students take courses in writing, linguistics, oral language, a wide range of literature in various genres, adolescent development, diversity, and methods of teaching English.
Students completing our program are eligible for certification as a secondary school English teacher in Delaware. Our program will also prepare students to secure licensure in other states. UD students wishing to teach in states other than Delaware should research the certification requirements of the state(s) of interest. Requirements between states are different, so we encourage students to locate the requirements for licensure from the individual states' websites such as the following: The Pennsylvania Department of Education, New Jersey Licensure & Credentials, New York State Education Department Certification, and Maryland State Department of Education Certification.
Our students have been extremely successful in finding teaching positions immediately following graduation.
Here are two documents that can assist you with course planning:
XEE Blank Course Planning Worksheet
Here is a document that can help you find minors or other activities/opportunities to compliment your English Education major: Expanding Your English Education Major
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