We live our lives through story, through narratives that we tell ourselves and share with others. Worldwide, we have been doing this, and recording it, for tens of thousands of years. Today, we do this in literature and poetry, in memoir and essay; we do this in journalism, film, and in the songs that carry over the airwaves. Businesses, organizations, and public officials tell their stories in ever-evolving forms of communication, advertising and public relations.
As a student in the English Department, you’ll explore great themes in the human experience, practice working in a variety of forms and media, and develop your craft in the use of language, be that written or spoken, to bring your voice to the world.
The English Department offers three tracks available as majors and minors:
English + Teacher Licensure
Students who wish to become teachers may work toward their licensure concurrently with their English degree, by taking education courses in place of free electives. To earn your teacher licensure along with your English major, we recommend that you:
- Make sure you understand how the Teacher Education Licensure Program works
- Outline a plan with your advisor early (ideally as a First-year student)
- Apply to the Teacher Education Licensure Program (after completing 30 credits or sophomore standing)
Catalog description of English Major with Teacher Licensure
Student art & journalism