English Secondary Education Degree

Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

The English language arts for secondary education program will prepare you to enter the field of teaching. You’ll develop the strong, knowledge-based critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the middle school and high school classroom. 

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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?


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.



Learn Online

Earn your degree at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

English Secondary Education Programs and Courses

Students pursuing the multidisciplinary major English Language Arts for Secondary Education must elect a track of academic study.

  • Major in English Language Arts for Secondary Education (82-85 credits)

Transfer to BVU

BVU has transfer agreements with Iowa’s community colleges, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned credits.

Contact an academic advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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 BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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