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 English Education major is housed within the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences, and not the School of Education.
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 you with a broad and deep knowledge of English language and literature, and pedagogy. You will take courses in writing, linguistics, oral language, a wide range of literature in various genres, adolescent development, diversity, and methods of teaching English. Our students have been extremely successful in finding teaching positions immediately following graduation.
Upon completed of the coursework, Praxis tests, and student teaching, you will have the necessary requirements for licensure in Delaware and other states that have comparable requirements. 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 you 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.