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This limited-enrollment BSEd in English Education prepares you to teach secondary-school English through personal attention, a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge, and student-teaching experience.

You will gain the subject-area expertise, theory, and hands-on experience you need to lead a classroom while earning your secondary English teaching certification.


  1. Emphasis on both general and subject-specific training
  2. Limited enrollment allows for personal attention
  3. Excellent job placement


The English education faculty has a legacy of excellence in teaching, research, and service at UGA. As a result of faculty members' research into effective practice and cutting-edge scholarship, you will have access to leaders in the field and benefit from a dynamic English education experience that is always in touch with both important traditions and new ideas.

Our classes help jump-start your career by preparing you beyond what is typically available in teacher education. Coursework features practice-tested, theoretically-informed knowledge and strategies, as well as specific coursework topics in:

  • Teaching grammar and writing
  • Teaching literature (including specific attention to young adult literature)
  • Teaching reading
  • Planning instruction that takes all dimensions of the curriculum into account

Your coursework will also help you learn to design practical classroom activities that you may first apply in student teaching, and then use in your career. Spend your final semester student-teaching in an English/language arts classroom, and conclude your studies with a project such as a portfolio, which reflects on and synthesizes your most important understandings and constructs a platform from which you will launch your teaching career.

But beyond the subject-specific preparation, you will learn about yourself, as well as the diverse populations that make schools sites of cultural plurality. This attention to culturally relevant teaching includes an introduction to many new technologies to help with instruction for the next generation of students.


Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.

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Part 2: Apply to the BSEd in English Education

Applications to the BSEd in English Education are due the third Friday in August, and will be evaluated by a committee of program faculty members. Although the program has minimum requirements (e.g., 2.5 undergraduate GPA, 50 hours of experiences with learners), most applicants greatly exceed the minimum. Those candidates whose grades do not represent their future potential should use the essay portions of the application to make their case for admission.

Prior to admission, applicants should have consulted with the English education advisor in:

Student Services 612 Aderhold Hall Athens GA, 30602

Advisors can counsel applicants in how to arrange their programs of study prior to application so that they are positioned for enrollment.

The program enrolls a maximum of 25 students each year, and in most years is highly competitive. Applicants should thus take the greatest care possible in meeting or exceeding the stated minimum requirements and preparing their applications to best represent their cases for admission.

Application Materials

English Education online Program Application, which consists of the following:

Application is Currently Closed

Deadline to Apply

Third Friday in August

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Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Meet Your Advisor

Meet Your Advisor

All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Student Life

Enrollment is limited to 25 students per year, allowing for extensive personal attention. Following the cohort model, these small groups foster relationships that lead to extended learning opportunities, support, and a professional network as you begin your teaching career.

You may also become a member of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, the state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, which offers networking, mentoring and job connections, and an annual convention.

Expand your understanding of literature and literacy issues by attending the annual spring conference of the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE), the graduate student-run scholarly journal of the program's host department. This event brings together teachers, activists, and professors from across the United States and internationally.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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Faculty and Staff

Kevin J. Burke

  • Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Sara B. Kajder

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Program Coordinator

T. Hunter Strickland

  • Clinical Assistant Professor