English (Secondary Education) (BA)

Undergraduate students can pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in creative writing, linguistics, literature, secondary education and writing, rhetorics and literacies. A bachelor's degree in English is also offered completely online.

The BA in English with a concentration in secondary education focuses on rigorous content in literature, composition, linguistics and secondary teaching pedagogy. This program provides extensive preparation for meeting the needs of all student populations, including attention to levels of academic performance and cultural and linguistic diversity. Students finish the program with Arizona Department of Education certification for middle and high school English language arts. Both a fingerprint clearance and a background check are required in the second year of the program.

Degree Offered

English (Secondary Education) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Students graduating with a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in secondary education have tremendous opportunities for employment. With more than one million students in a state ranked seventh in the nation in population growth, the need for certified teachers in Arizona is self-evident. Arizona State University provides more of those teachers than any other institution of higher education. In the last 15 years, ASU graduates have had their pick of teaching jobs around the valley and around the state. After student teaching in school districts in the greater Phoenix area or in one of the 22 Native American nations in the state, students are often hired to teach in the same school in which they completed their internship. New teachers continue to be in demand because the predicted rate of population growth in Arizona is still strong and the retirement rate of teachers is increasing.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.4%$64,480
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Editors-1.4%$58,770
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$64,020
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 9.8%$64,910
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers7.6%$61,820
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors-5.1%$52,100
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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