English Education

Program Type
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The English Education program adheres to South Carolina's education guidelines. Students study pedagogical theory, develop their own philosophy of education, and learn to apply their teaching style to lesson plans that they create within their curriculum. Additionally, students pursuing a degree in English Education learn to incorporate digital technology into their classroom and gain hands-on teaching experience through a semester of student teaching. Students also prepare for the Praxis I and Praxis II exams. Upon graduation, students are prepared to enter their own classrooms and begin their careers as English educators.  

The Teacher Education Program is approved by the State Department of Education in accordance with the Standards for State Approval of Teacher Education established by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification.

Related Occupations

English majors with teacher certification usually become secondary school English teachers, but they may also choose from a wide range of other careers.

Requirements for Teacher Certification in English in South Carolina (Grades 9-12)

  1. A Bachelor's Degree
  2. Completion of required courses in an approved English Education Program
  3. Passing scores on the Praxis II tests required by South Carolina

Please refer to the Teacher Education Program information page for information surrounding its goals and application processes.

Degree Requirements

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (78 credit hours)
  4. Four additional English courses from EN202 or 203; EN204 or 205; EN326 or 232; EN416 or 418 (12 credit hours)
  5. Two history courses from HI110 or HI111; HI112 or HI113 (6 credit hours)
  6. An additional Mathematics course from MA110 or 200 (3 credit hours)
  7. Two Foreign Language courses in the same language (6 credit hours)

* This major includes five AWE courses (15 credit hours)

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