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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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