The English Department offers two options for majors in English: "English" and "Teaching of English."
The Teaching of English option leads to certification to teach in public schools (grades 6 through 12). Students must apply to get into this program, typically in February of their sophomore year. Successful applicants complete an expanded English major and a minor in Secondary Education. All prospective Teaching of English students should see an English advisor as early as possible to go over the requirements.
Rhetoric/Creative Writing Majors
The English Department offers a Rhetoric major which focuses on Creative Writing. The major provides students significant writing experience in workshop format, as well as foundational work in literary study.
View the Creative Writing website for more information on the major.