B.A. in English – Secondary English Education

The Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Secondary Education is an on-campus degree for students desiring to teach at the middle school or high school levels. This English language teacher training program will prepare you with knowledge and practical skills in English composition and literature, as well as adolescent development — all taught from a biblical worldview that integrates Christian values.

  • Learn how to manage your classroom effectively.
  • Understand technology used by educators.
  • Develop curriculum fundamentals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Teaching  
  • Missions
  • Education Tutoring & Consulting

Delivery Format: On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 130

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type



  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour


Student Fees




Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)



One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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Majors seeking initial licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia with an endorsement in Secondary English Education need to complete the following English and communications courses. Students will also need to be formally admitted to the  Teacher  Preparation  Program  and therefore  complete  UIS  200—Orientation  to  Teaching  and  pass  the  Praxis  I (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) Examination, preferably during their freshman year. Before being admitted for student teaching, teaching candidates should complete the required education courses and all required major courses, maintain a minimum  of  2.7  GPA  cumulatively  and  in  the  major,  and take  and  pass  the  Virginia  Communication  and  Literacy Assessment  (VCLA)  and  Praxis  Test: English  Language,  Literature  and  Composition: Content  Knowledge  (Test  Code 0041).

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