Embark on a journey to inspire and educate future generations through the Bachelor of Science in Education program, specializing in English Education at Salem University.

About the English Education Major 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Education specializing in English Education prepares students to utilize their passion for the English language as related to literature and communication. By sharing that passion, a professional educator can positively impact today’s youth and communities and help build a brighter future for everyone. 

The degree in education is delivered in a blended instructional format (on-ground and online) with school-based fieldwork that leads to teaching licensure in American schools.

The Salem School of Education is nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). View the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures.

Career Opportunities

With an English Education major, the opportunities are boundless. From shaping young minds in classrooms to influencing policy in non-profit organizations, your impact can extend far and wide. Potential careers include:

  • Teaching English/Language Arts in Public or Private Schools (Grades 5 – 12/Adult)
  • Writing, Editing, Publishing
  • Non-profit organization work (i.e. charities, policy-focused, advocacy)
  • Community resources (i.e. parks, museums)
  • Advanced Studies
  • And more!

Course Format

At Salem, we understand the demands of balancing education with other commitments. That’s why our courses are designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, whether you prefer on-campus classes or online learning.

The English Education major specialization is offered in three modalities:

  • Campus-based: classes are taught on campus, and successful completion will lead to West Virginia teacher licensure.
  • Hybrid: classes are taught online with licensure residency requirements met at your home location with K12 schools in your area.
  • Non-Licensure: classes are taught online without any licensure requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Requirements

Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Students seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in English Education are accepted to the university as education majors. To enter the Salem teacher degree in education program, education majors must undergo a portfolio evaluation and interview. Completing this Level I Review (the first of a three-level review process across the program) is required for formal admission into the teacher education program. To qualify for the Level 1 Review English education majors must:

  • Complete 24-36 hours of coursework, including EDU101, SPE120, or EDU272
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 in content courses, in the professional educator core courses, and overall
  • Pass a criminal background check

Take the Next Steps

Join a community of forward-thinkers and achievers at Salem University. Contact us to learn more about the Bachelor of Science degree in Education specializing in English Education, or start a live chat with us today!