The English Education major at UGA is designed to prepare undergraduate teacher candidates for grades 6-12 in the field of English.
Teacher candidates take specific courses in the teaching of grammar and writing, literature (including specific attention to young adult literature), reading, and planning instruction while designing practical classroom activities to use in their student teaching. Faculty bring their own research into effective practice; this cutting-edge scholarship makes the UGA English Education a dynamic one. A portfolio reflects and synthesizes all coursework and student teaching for use in launching a teaching career.
Graduates earn T-4 (initial) certification to teach in the state of Georgia with careers available in traditional middle and high schools, vocational-technical centers, alternative and magnet schools, and language study tech-prep programs.
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.