Teaching English 7–12 (BS)

Program Description

This Bachelor of Science program in Teaching English, All Grades offers students the opportunity to explore how we understand literature (both print and non-print media) as a cultural form of communication and of literary study as a specialized way of thinking about the relationship between reader and text, and written discourse as a communicative tool. Students explore composition and literature (including British, American, and multicultural works), examine theories of and approaches to integrating reading and writing into the curriculum, and learn to develop, apply, and evaluate teaching materials and strategies.
The program of study culminates in two semesters of teaching in a public school middle and high school settings. Students graduating from the program are eligible for New York State teacher certification for grades 7–12, with an extension for grades 5-6.


  • Honors Societies: Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta
  • Departmental Honors:  Senior Honors Seminar for students with at least a 3.5 GPA, cumulative and major, culminating in an honors thesis based on faculty-supervised independent research

See departmental honors for additional honors information.


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