English - Teacher Education

“One thing I’ve learned during my student teaching experience, and was happy to learn, is that I cannot, under any circumstances, give up on any students."  --Tracey Meusec '11

A degree in English Education leading to certification to teach in high schools and middle schools.

Designed to provide students with substantial content & pedagogical knowledge, the English Education program prepares students for a lifelong career in teaching. Our goal is to help students develop habits of critical, reflective, and creative thinking.

Courses cover a variety of genres & historical periods, ethnicities and cultures.

Possible Careers

  • English Teacher
  • High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Why Choose English Education at WIU?

Our program also gives students opportunities to become confident and skilled writers in traditional and non-traditional modes, and promotes a comprehensive language arts curriculum, which includes technology, visual arts, drama, and film.

Our progressive program also promotes the teaching and learning of 21st Century literacies.

At A Glance

Degrees Available: 

  • B.S.
  • M.S.

Major: Yes
Minor: Yes
Graduate Degree: No
Campus: Macomb
Study Opportunities:

  • GradTrac
  • Honors

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