English Language Arts

What to Expect:

Author Audre Lorde describes learning as an act that teachers can "incite, literally incite, like a riot." North Greenville's English Language Arts Secondary Education program is designed for those of you who would like to use your English degree to spark the learning process in high school students.  Students who graduate with a Secondary English degree benefit from two of our well-established departments.  Your English courses will teach you to communicate effectively, write clearly, and think critically about the many genres of literature.  Through your education courses, you will learn and practice practical methods to share your knowledge with your future students. 

Program Requirements: 

English majors who wish to be certified to teach English on the secondary level must enroll in the English Language Arts Secondary Education program, which differs from the B.A. in English degree program. In addition to the changes in the curriculum, students who wish to become candidates in the English Language Arts Secondary Education program must also adhere to the admission, progress, and exit requirements.  For specific details, review the catalog and curriculum worksheet carefully.  Deviating from either will result in additional semesters.  Click here to download a copy of the Field Experience Handbook which provides further information.