English Teaching Major (B.A.) Manchester
Shaping skilled English educators through creativity and real-world experience
Inspire others to share your love of reading and writing with our English Teaching program. Considered one of the region’s best, our program gives you the tools, guidance and real-world experience for a rewarding career in English education.
Our faculty are not only master teachers, but thoughtful advisors and mentors to those who see themselves as educators. They offer a diverse spectrum of expertise—from Shakespeare to African literature, from 21st century journalism to deep knowledge of standards-based literacy education.
Our five-year Accelerated Master’s option allows you to work on requirements for your Master of Arts in Teaching degree while still in the bachelor’s program. You’ll spend the fifth year interning at an area school, preparing you to become state-certified to teach English Language Arts.
Combine your passion for reading and writing with theories of learning and teaching literacy—leading you to a career helping students develop the skills they need for a lifetime of learning.
All English Teaching majors must complete 10 courses (40 credits). Six of 10 courses must be at the 600-level or above. The English Teaching major prepares prospective teachers of middle- and high-school English (grades 5-12). This degree does not provide state certification. Students who wish to be certified must apply for admission to graduate study within the Education Department. Certification requires an additional year of course work and internship at the graduate level. Most, or all, of the graduate coursework and internship may be completed in the 12 months following completion of the B.A. in English Teaching.
- All prospective English Teaching majors should enroll in EDUC 500 Exploring Teaching as early as possible.
- ENGL 419 How to Read Anything must be completed with a minimum grade of C. All other major courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
- English Teaching majors must have a 2.5 GPA in the following program requirements:
|ENGL 419||How to Read Anything||4|
|ENGL 514W||British Literature III: Revolts, Renewals, Migrations 1||4|
|ENGL 516||American Literature II Money, Migration, and Modernity: Huck Finn to Beloved 1||4|
|Select an additional 500/600/700-level English course||4|
|Select two literature courses 600/700 level||8|
|ENGL 710||Teaching Writing||4|
|ENGL 791||English Grammar||4|
|ENGL 792||Teaching Literature and Literacy||4|
In addition, students must take one course that focuses on diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, gender or class, and theories concerning them. This course may count toward the ten courses described above. Consult with your advisor about other courses that may fulfill this requirement.
|The following are examples of courses which fulfill the Diversity requirement:||4|
|Black Creative Expression|
|Reading the Postcolonial Experience|
|Ethnicity in America: The African American Experience in the 20th Century|
|Special Topics in Literature|
|Asian American Studies|
|American Indian Literature|
|Special Studies in Literature (Jewish American Writers)|
|Select one of the following 2||4|
One 700-level English course
|Special Studies in Literature|
Cannot be repeated under different course title
See faculty advisor about taking a course for Capstone credit during senior year.
Combine the English Teaching major with UNH's renowned MAT, taken at the Manchester campus, and in five years students can be state certified to teach English and Language Arts. With the five-year master's option, students can apply 12 undergraduate credits to the advanced degree. The English Teaching major includes courses that will introduce students to the Common Core Standards, a nationwide effort now transforming K-12 education.
For more information about the English Teaching program, contact Susanne Paterson, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, at Susanne.Paterson@unh.edu or the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.