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Education, Secondary Education, Certification in English, B.A.

The Secondary Education degree with an English certification means you will be qualified to teach English courses and programs in Grades 7 through 12 in areas such as language arts, fiction and non-fiction, grammar and usage, phonics, spelling, composition, linguistics, creative writing, playwriting and speechwriting, poetry, speech and presentations, listening skills, and debate.

Program Overview

As an English teacher at the secondary level, you will enjoy a rewarding career that comes from guiding students who share your passion for English. There is perhaps no greater feeling for an English teacher than seeing how writing and literature can open up new worlds for their students.


Program Details

We strongly believe in placing students into the field and into as many different classroom environments as possible. Our comprehensive field placement program, unmatched in its amount and variety of field experiences, starts with freshman year and continues until graduation. Our field experiences include the following features:

  • Field placements arranged for you by our Field Experience Office in a wide variety of settings, including public, private, urban, and suburban schools
  • Experienced cooperating teachers and supervisors for junior-level practicum and student teaching
  • University supervisors who provide regular feedback, coaching, and mentoring
  • Class field trips to apply coursework in school settings

When you complete the Secondary Education: English program, you will be armed with the confidence and preparation to run your own classroom, and you will have the skills you need to create a successful curriculum.

Career Paths

Internships Employment

School districts working with our students include:

  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Bensalem
  • Bristol Borough
  • Bristol Township
  • Centennial
  • Central Bucks
  • Cinnaminson
  • Council Rock
  • Hatboro/Horsham
  • Independence Mission
  • MaST Community Charter
  • Mount Laurel
  • Neshaminy
  • New Hope-Solebury
  • Pennsauken
  • Pennsbury
  • School District of Philadelphia

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Certification
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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