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CertificationFinding a Graduate Program /
Preparing for Graduate School /
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Some Graduate Programs
Pursuing Careers in English Education
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Beliefs Statement emphasizes the role of English teachers as providing access “to the intellectual traditions and debates that inform English and education;” conveying the realities of “English studies [as] a contested subject that encompasses multiple fields of inquiry and ideological perspectives;” and encouraging “the teaching of classic literary texts when appropriate, in addition to other valued literary genres.”
Our graduates teach in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg, Greenville, Columbia, Charlotte and throughout South Carolina.
What You Can Teach with a B.A. in English or English Education
Tips for Completing a Secondary Education, English Degree at USC Upstate
Instead of going through the entire Education Program of a specific school, a person with an English (or other) major can gain a Teaching Certificate in order to teach in South Carolina schools. Below are the major requirements for these certificate seeking students. At USC Upstate, all students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and pass the PRAXIS I exam to begin earning a certificate.
How Graduate Study Enhances English Education
Graduate study can serve many different functions for K-12 English educators.
Finding the Right English Education Graduate Program for You
Students should consider their goals for graduate education and select a program that offers the desired specializations. Specializations range from reading and literacy, to curriculum and instruction, to Teaching English as a Second Language.
Applying for English Education Graduate Programs
Some English Education Graduate Programs
Resources and Web Sites for English Teachers
Compiled by Dr. Celena E. Kusch, with contributions by Lisa Barfield, Anthony DeClue, Cassi Harman, Rachel Sims and Chad Waters.
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