English majors seeking initial teaching certification (grades 7-12) must apply to the Education Professions Committee for admission to the teacher certification program. To be accepted into the program, students will be required to demonstrate strong communication skills. Students will be required to have an index of at least 3.15 in the major; normally students will also need to have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Students in English/Education should plan their program jointly with their advisor and the Education Department. Refer to the English Education requirements page for a complete list of course requirements.
In addition to these requirements, we strongly recommend that students planning to go to graduate school and those in the English/Education certificate take ENGL400: Literary Criticism. We also recommend that students take ENGL200: Survey of English Literature I, ENGL205: Survey of English Literature II, and ENGL213: Survey of American Literature before the end of their sophomore year, if possible.