For All Students
We are excited that you have selected English Education as your major at the University of Delaware. Our program is a sequence of courses that are intended to provide you with the content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge to be an effective classroom teacher of English Language Arts for grades 7 -12.
As an XEE student you will be assigned a full-time XEE faculty member as your academic advisor. Your advisor's name and contact information can be found on your personal UDSIS account. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with your academic advisor prior to registration for each semester to plan your coursework.
The XEE program has various requirements and expectations in addition to the required coursework. It is vital that you check your udel.edu email, as we use it as our primary mode of communication. You can also follow us on Twitter to get news and announcements: @UD_XEE
You will notice that the English Education program has its own acronym - XEE. This acronym is frequently used in email, letters, and other forms of communication.
Incoming Freshmen/First-Year Students
Prior to the start of the fall term, the English Department hosts a meeting for students in all of the English majors. At this meeting, you will receive information about courses, advising, and the English Department in general.
Immediately following this meeting, the XEE faculty meet with XEE majors to provide specific information about the XEE program, advising, and answer any questions about the XEE program. It is very important to attend this meeting to become quickly acquainted with the program.
Current UD Students Changing their Major to XEE
Please note that there are no requirements or restrictions for entrance to the XEE program. If you want to switch majors, you simply complete a change of major form. Once your major has been changed to XEE, you will be assigned an XEE faculty member as your academic advisor. It is very important that you make an appointment with your new advisor as soon as possible to review current and past coursework and plan the sequence of courses necessary to fulfill all the requirements for licensure.
Students from UD's Associate in Arts Program and Transfer Students from Other Colleges/Universities
Once you have been admitted to UD as an English Education major and have completed the course transfer process you will be contacted by the XEE coordinator requesting to meet with you to explain the XEE program and answer any questions you may have. You will be assigned an XEE faculty member as an academic advisor at this time.
Helpful Websites for English Education Majors
UDSIS for Students
Office of Clinical Studies
Undergraduate Academic Services
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)