Make a difference by teaching! Western Carolina University graduates become award-winning teachers ranked among the best in the state. Our B.A./B.S.Ed. program gives students the necessary skills through hands-on experience, dedicated professors, and full-time mentoring. Best of all, graduates of Western's English Education program earn two degrees, making them incredibly competitive for teaching jobs and leading to plenty of choices after graduation that go beyond teaching.
Western Carolina University’s Secondary English Education Program has met requirements for “National Recognition” status by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation ― the only such program to do so in North Carolina. . . . Learn more
Although students pursuing a B.S.Ed. in Secondary and Special Subject Teaching in English may choose any English concentration as their coordinate degree, the vast majority of them choose the B.A. in English Studies Pedagogy. Students who are graduated from this dual degree program are provided with a distinct professional advantage in the form of the demonstrable skills they learn.
We'll arm you with these skills:
Our goal is to foster dedicated teachers with strong content knowledge who balance pragmatism and passion with the knowledge, values and experience articulated by the College of Education’s Conceptual Framework. You'll receive this support from the sophomore year onward.