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English for Secondary Teachers

Advisor: Dr. Peggy Otto

The English for Secondary Teachers major prepares students for certification to teach grades 8-12. The major is well rounded, featuring work in literature, writing, language study, and allied language arts.  It is structured to meet specific accreditation and certification requirements while still offering students choice in course selection.

Instead of a minor or second major requirement, this major includes a component of Professional Education courses, culminating in a semester of student teaching. In addition to the usual study-abroad opportunities available to students, a portion of the student teaching semester may be completed abroad.

Although the major is specifically aimed at preparing future secondary teachers, graduates are free to pursue other career paths appropriate for English majors, and they have the flexibility to go on to graduate study either in English or in education.

To become an EST major, click here.


EST Major Advising Worksheet / EST 4-Year Plan

The major in English (reference # 561) for secondary teachers is intended for those seeking certification to teach in secondary schools in Kentucky. It requires a minimum of 55 semester hours of content courses and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. No minor or second major is required; however, the EST major requires an additional 34 hours of education courses specified by the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, and certification is contingent upon additional state requirements.




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 Last Modified 4/24/18