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English Secondary Education Degree

Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

The English language arts for secondary education program will prepare pre-service teachers to enter the teaching field and to develop the strong knowledge-based critical thinking skills needed by middle and high school students.

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Why should I earn a degree in English for secondary education?

Personal Development

Improve your own skills through creative and analytical projects while learning how to help others do the same.

Fresh Perspective

Experience the surprising creativity of children and young adults as they discover their own unique style. 

Real-world skills

Whether your students go on to become the next Robert Frost or prefer math and science, you will be teaching invaluable, transferable skills that will help them succeed and make a difference wherever they go. 

What Can I Do With an English Secondary Education Degree

  • Middle school English/Language Arts teacher
  • High school English/Language Arts teacher

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Why study English for secondary education at BVU?

Variety

From language theory to ancient literature and contemporary writing, BVU’s English programs are designed to give you a broad exposure to the field, allowing you to decide what areas interest you most. With experience in multiple genres, you will be well prepared to bring diversity to your classrooms. 

Educating Leaders

At BVU, you won’t just learn how to advance knowledge; you will learn how to effectively and actively engage a classroom in a memorable way. You aren’t in the business of “just enough” and neither are we. We want to partner with you to lead for the future and create smarter solutions.

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Learn at a BVU site

You can earn your bachelor’s degree in English secondary education without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

Transfer to BVU

100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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English Secondary Education Programs and Courses

Earn a career-focused English Secondary Education degree at BVU, with concentration tracks in a number of in-demand areas:

English Language | English Language Arts

  • Education Courses (41-42 credit hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

 

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

 

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