Bachelor of Arts in English with a Concentration in Secondary English Education
Interested in Teaching?
Becoming a Regent English major who is seeking teacher certification could be your first step to an engaging, fulfilling career teaching English to middle school or high school students. The B.A. in English degree with a concentration in Secondary English Education is an English language teacher training program that will prepare you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to start your teaching career with confidence. Through coursework for your bachelor’s degree in English language teaching, you will not only gain skills in English composition and literature, but you will learn about child and adolescent development, classroom management, technology used by educators, and curriculum fundamentals—all taught from a biblical worldview that integrates Christian values.
Students seeking initial licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia with an endorsement in Secondary English Education will need to be formally admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program and pass the Praxis I (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) Examination, preferably during their freshman year. With careful scheduling, it may be possible for you to complete the degree requirements for a B.A. in English, the teacher education program requirements, and an add-on teaching endorsement—all within four years.
NOTE: This concentration is offered only on campus.