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English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration, B.S./B.A.

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English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration, B.S./B.A.

The Secondary English Teacher Licensure Concentration in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences in English are offered through the College of Liberal Arts at MTSU.

The Teaching Licensure concentration is for students who plan to teach English in grades 6-12. This concentration is combined with a minor in Secondary Education and includes a two-semester classroom-based residency. Students wishing licensure to teach in the State of Tennessee must also complete the Secondary Education Minor. In addition, students must choose a second minor. Recommended minors for English majors include Anthropology, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Theatre, Film Studies, Writing, and Women's and Gender Studies, but students may choose any minor from those listed under the B.A. requirements.

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Rethinking traditional writing in the 21st century

Rethinking traditional writing in the 21st century

Students who think that writing a traditional essay will be the only thing that happens in Dr. Eric Detweiler's rhetoric and composition classes are likely in for a surprise. Detweiler includes a variety of technology — especially sound related — to broaden perceptions of what writing is and what can be done with it. "I want them to become sensitive to these differences and realize that they can reach a broader audience as well as have fun." Full disclosure: Detweiler emphasizes that traditional writing is very much a part of his classes — it's just not the only part!

Children's and Young Adult Literature Around the World

Children's and Young Adult Literature Around the World

Dr. Poushali Bhadury engages her students in a lively discussion of race, nation, and sexuality in her new Topics in Children's Literature course, Children's and Young Adult Literature Around the World. The class challenges the lack of diversity in children's and young adult literature by exploring writers and writing from perspectives that address gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and other facets of identity and culture. Says one student, "This is the most eye-opening course I've ever taken, and Dr. Bhadury is amazing!"

News Briefs

Rethinking traditional writing in the 21st century

Students who think that writing a traditional essay will be the only thing that happens in Dr. Eric Detweiler's rhetoric and composition classes are likely in for a surprise. Detweiler includes a variety of technology — especially sound related — to broaden perceptions of what writing is and what can be done with it. "I want them to become sensitive to these differences and realize that they can reach a broader audience as well as have fun." Full disclosure: Detweiler emphasizes that traditional writing is very much a part of his classes — it's just not the only part!

Children's and Young Adult Literature Around the World

Dr. Poushali Bhadury engages her students in a lively discussion of race, nation, and sexuality in her new Topics in Children's Literature course, Children's and Young Adult Literature Around the World. The class challenges the lack of diversity in children's and young adult literature by exploring writers and writing from perspectives that address gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and other facets of identity and culture. Says one student, "This is the most eye-opening course I've ever taken, and Dr. Bhadury is amazing!"

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Degrees in English increase opportunities for success in a constantly changing job market. An emphasis on clear and logical communication prepares students for a wide range of occupations, rather than emphasizing one or two vocational tracks. Students in the program have gone on to such positions as

  • Advertising/public relations executive
  • Content manager
  • Creative writer
  • Director/support staff for non-profit organizations
  • Editor
  • Lawyer (after law school)
  • Librarian
  • Manager
  • Professional/technical writer
  • Public servant
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Reviewer
  • School administrator
  • Software developer
  • Teacher

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aquinas College
  • Belmont University
  • Bryant College
  • C. S. Lewis Foundation
  • Calhoun Community College (Ala.)
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • College of the Cumberlands (Ky.)
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Covenant College
  • David Lipscomb University
  • Education Networks of America
  • Fisk University
  • Franklin Road Academy
  • Kentucky Christian University
  • Michigan State University
  • Motlow State Community College
  • MTSU
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Tennessee State Board of Education / Dept. of Education
  • Tennessee State University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Williamson County Schools

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Professional Licensure Disclosure

MTSU discloses that the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure are teacher licensure preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Admission to an undergraduate teacher licensure preparation program does not guarantee that students will obtain a teacher license. Successful program completion meets the educational requirements to apply for a practitioner teacher licensure in Tennessee.

The BA and BS English, Secondary English Teacher Licensure disclosure provided on MTSU’s indicates the states and territories where MTSU has determined, through reasonable and good faith effort, that the program does or does not meet the educational requirements for other US states and territories. Licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards, which are subject to change. Current and prospective students not located in Tennessee or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee should contact the appropriate state licensing agency or board and discuss their plans with an advisor and the MTSU before enrolling in the program to ensure they have the most up-to-date information and guidance regarding licensure requirements.

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