The English education concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a middle or high school English teacher. The concentration partially fulfills the requirements for the Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure, grades 5-8 or grades 8-12. Students seeking licensure must also complete a minor in Secondary Education. Students should also refer to the “Department of Secondary Education and Professional Programs” section of this catalog for specific licensure and minor requirements. The English education concentration fulfills all of the requirements of the English major.
Majors must achieve a grade of “C” or above in ENGL 101 Writing Rhetorically and ENGL 102 Writing Rhetorically with Sources. Credit earned for ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 may not be applied to the major.
The Department of English will permit a major to use only one passing grade below “C-” to satisfy requirements in the English major. An additional grade below “C-” will require the major to take another English course.