Bachelor of Science in Education Degree
This program is designed for University of Central Missouri students who want to teach English and leads to certification to teach high school English in Missouri. Certification may also be transferable to other states, depending on their requirements.
The courses required for this program include composition and evaluation, advanced rhetoric, English grammar, history of the English language, literature for adolescents, and a block of professional education courses. English education majors also choose several courses in American, British, and world literature. During their last semester, students in this program student teach in an area high school. All teacher education programs at UCM are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This degree also provides a good foundation for graduate work in English or another field.
Graduates of this program enjoy a 100 percent placement record in Missouri.
Students are eligible to apply for membership in Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Affiliated with the national organization, the local chapter serves as a social and service organization for English majors. Recent chapter activities include book sales, poetry readings, pizza parties, and theater trips. Students interested in creative writing may want to learn more about Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, which is distributed nationally and produced by the department's award-winning creative writing faculty.
About the Faculty
The Department of English and Philosophy has a diverse faculty dedicated to teaching a wide variety of courses in literature, writing, linguistics, and critical thought. Faculty in all areas of the department work closely with students while maintaining their own research interests, and English majors generally get to know several faculty members quite well.
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Department of English and Philosophy