Why Major in English Education?

The English education program prepares prospective teachers for the challenges of teaching students from a broad range of cultural backgrounds in such diverse educational settings as traditional high and middle schools, vocational-technical centers, alternative and magnet schools and tech-prep programs.

Current English education studies predict growing opportunities for English teachers at all levels, both to replace retiring teachers and to provide lower student-teacher ratios in classrooms.

High school graduates, whether they plan to attend college or not, need language and writing instruction that qualifies them to meet the demands of their future careers. The English Education degree program at Ferris State University prepares prospective English teachers with the knowledge and skills essential to provide effective English instruction for students in Michigan and throughout the nation.

English Education College Graduates Get Great Jobs

The English education program prepares college students to teach in high school, as well as in vocational-technical centers, alternative and magnet schools, tech-prep programs and other non-traditional educational settings. With additional study, English Education students may also teach in post-secondary schools. The English education degree program focuses on preparing prospective teachers for the challenges of teaching students from a broad range of educational and cultural backgrounds. English teachers are in high demand and the employment outlook is excellent. A teaching minor is required. You cannot have an English teaching minor with this teaching major.

English Education Bachelor's Degree Admission Requirements

High school students and college students wishing to transfer into the English education degree program with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. College students wishing to transfer into the the English education program that have 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students transferring into the English Education program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult the English Education program description in the course catalog for other admission requirements.

College Degree English Education Graduation Requirements

The English education degree program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Students graduating from the English education degree program must complete all of Ferris State University general education, English, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed English education student teaching. Consult the English education degree program description for further graduation requirements of the English education major.

A 3.0 GPA must be obtained in all required courses of the English teaching major, a minimum of C in any individual course (or transfer equivalent) within the major and a minimum of a B in ENGL 150 and ENGL 250 (general education requirements or their transfer equivalents).

If you would like more information on English Education Bachelor's Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

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