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B.Ed. in Secondary English (Licensure Track)

Write Your Story as a Leader in the Classroom

Do you desire to teach children in grades 6-12? Regent’s Bachelor of Education in Secondary English is designed for aspiring educators who have a passion for language arts and literature. You can prepare to teach at the middle or high school level. You can also be equipped in reading, writing, interpretation, and critical analysis. Presented from a Christian worldview, courses are taught on campus by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.

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JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER

Teach in public, private or Christian education as a professional educator.

GAIN TEACHER LICENSURE

Teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia and reciprocal states through this licensure track.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Change the trajectory of adolescent’s lives through the power of education.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships. Explore all scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). We have also been recognized among the Top 20 Best College Campuses in America by Niche, 2019-20, and received an “A+” campus rating. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Education in Secondary English degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s bachelor’s in education programs are awarded full national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2030.

On completing the bachelor’s degree in secondary English, you can:

  • Learn how to design and manage a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Develop curriculum fundamentals and integrate instructional strategies.
  • Apply knowledge of English content to cultivate literate learners.
  • Employ education-based technology to engage both students and parents.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Teacher
  • Professional Tutor
  • English Consultant
  • Literary Translator
  • English Curriculum Developer
$69Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage of Secondary School Teachers, 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
A study of the skills necessary (problem-solving, creative thinking, decision making) for effective communication in the small group. Course draws on readings and provides group activities such as round-table discussions, lecture forums, symposia, and panels.
The study and practice of effective oral communication. Through analysis of oral tradition history, students develop skills of framing and articulating ideas through oral communication. Students learn strategies for crafting well-reasoned, audience-tailored stories designed to be delivered primarily through the spoken word. They practice formulating persuasive arguments and enhancing confidence in oral expression by building a foundation of sound oral communication principles.
Survey of major works and authors in the United States from the beginning through 1865. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Survey of major works and authors in the United States from 1865 through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Survey of English literature from the Middle Ages through 1798. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Survey of English literature from the Romantic Period through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Study of and practice in the composition of imaginative literature, with emphasis on the short story and poetry. Students engage in the close reading of texts, both those written by established writers and those of classmates, practicing and presenting their own creative writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 110.
Study of the structure and history of the English language, including concepts in linguistic, comparative grammar, and how language is used in society. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Study and practice of writing the genre of the essay. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Study of literature written by authors from around the world, as read in translation. Students study texts chosen primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and read the literature through a comparative approach, considering historical, intellectual, religious, social, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Critical reading of and writing about selected tragedies, comedies, and histories of William Shakespeare. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.
Capstone seminar providing an intensive exploration of the Christ-centered nature of the discipline. Involves the preparation and defense of a major academic project and portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Attention to special and alternative education to federal, state and local guidelines; and to the influence of educational philosophies on programs and instruction in the secondary setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program.
Presents effective intervention strategies and the link between discipline and character development, while exploring various models, methods, and approaches for managing and modifying students’ classroom behavior. Explores instructional design principles congruent with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
Explores the physical, cognitive, cultural, social/emotional, spiritual, and psychological development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on knowing and understanding theories of human development to incorporate children’s individual differences and guide learning experiences. Considers individual differences (socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, physical and mental) with the approximate timing and effects of age-related changes and at-risk factors such as attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and family disruptions on normal development. Analyzes children within the context of family, culture, and community. Emphasizes the importance of partnership with families and communities in the teaching and learning process.
Study of the foundations of education in the U.S. Explores the historical, philosophical, and sociological development and organization of American education. A portion of the course is devoted to education and the law -- both federal and state -- and to the legal status of teachers and students. Establishes a philosophical foundation of education and surveys various worldviews that affect education today. Contemporary issues in education are examined, such as class management, as well as reflection of personal educational philosophies, attitudes, and aptitudes for teaching. Professional growth and a commitment to life-long learning are emphasized.
Developing differentiated teaching and learning strategies for the reading, thinking, and study skills required in secondary subject to meet individual learner needs.
An observation and participation practicum taking place in a public or private school for at least 45 hours under the supervision of Regent faculty. Students will complete reflective journals and coursework demonstrating an understanding of the roles of teachers. (Middle school placement for secondary licensure candidates.)
Additional In-depth participation and micro-teaching practices in public or private school settings for at least 45 hours under supervision of Regent Faculty. Instruction and follow-up will occur. Prerequisite: UED 480A Practicum I. (High school placement for secondary licensure candidates).
Competencies include comparative English grammar and the integration of grammar and writing, the relationship among assessment, instruction, and monitoring student progress, the use of technology in the writing process, and methods of improving communication between school and families. (Taken with UED 480A).
Given to comparative English grammar and the integration of grammar and writing at the high school level, ability to analyze data to improve student performance, the relationship among assessment, instruction, and monitoring student progress, the use of media and computers, and methods of improving communication between school and families. Prerequisite: UED 491. Taken with UED 480B.
One semester (500-hour) supervised student teaching field placement experience in an appropriate classroom setting. Prerequisites: Completed licensure assessments and all coursework except for UED 495/496.
Use of electronic performance portfolios to document student learning and professional reflection (Taken concurrently with the UED 495.) Prerequisite: UIS 350.
Introduction to current issues in education and various facets of the educator’s role. Students distinguish required state and national assessments as well as competencies necessary for licensure in Virginia. Prerequisite for upper level UIS and UED courses. Pass/No Pass.
Technology integration with a macro-level framework: planning, implementation and evaluation. Virginia technology standards introduced Issues regarding usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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