About This Program
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree 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. All Salem teacher education programs are delivered in a blended instructional format (on-ground and online) with school-based fieldwork that leads to teaching licensure in America’s schools. The Salem School of Education is nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
A Bachelor of Science degree specializing in English Education can lead to career paths such as:
- 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
Salem offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered monthly (4 weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on-ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.
The English Education major specialization is offered in three modalities:
- Campus-based – classes are taught on campus, and successful completion will lead to WV 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.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Bachelor’s degree in English Education program consists of the following professional education core courses:
- EDU101 Foundations of Education
- SPE120 Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education
- EDU222 Technology Integration in the Classroom
- EDU271 Human Development
- EDU272 Educational Psychology
- EDU362 Reading across the Content Areas
- EDU370 Schools, Families, and Communities
- EDU376 Materials & Methods of Teaching
- SPE390 Inclusive Curriculum, Materials & Methods
- EDU416 Educational Assessment Strategies
- EDU436 Classroom Environment & Management
- EDU490 Student Teaching 1
- EDU491 Student Teaching 2
- EDU492 Student Teaching 3
In addition to the professional education core, students in the English Education major specialization will take the following sample of courses:
- ENG101 Written English 1
- ENG203 Multicultural Literature
- ENG206 Structural Grammar
- ENG230 British Literature 1
- ENG300 Cultural Impact for Language Learning
- ENG304 Non-Western World Literature
- ENG306 Drama and Poetry
- ENG377A/B Materials and Methods of Teaching English
Why Should I Choose Salem University?
Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:
- Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
- A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
- Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
- Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
- A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students
Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. 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 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 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