What You'll Study
LHU’s secondary education English program integrates a strong academic background within the major with blocks of instruction in methods, classroom management, educational psychology and multiple field experiences. LHU’s focused instruction, small cohorts, and renowned rigor equal a strong demand for graduates that are ready to take on today’s classrooms. Topics covered include:
- Educational Psychology
- Teaching Adolescent and YA Literature
- English Methods
The English and Philosophy Department is excited to announce its new program, a post-baccalaureate leading to certification in English (7-12). “This pathway is an opportunity to earn certification without pursuing an entire degree,” indicates Alyce Baker, professor of English and secondary education program coordinator. This non-degree offering is available to those who possess a Bachelor’s of English degree and desire to be a secondary teacher. This program is primarily offered in a face-to-face setting, with options of taking some courses online during the academic year and winter and summer sessions. The program requires 39 credit hours, including student teaching, and has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Alyce Baker at email@example.com .
- Accreditation: Nationally accredited by:
- PDE: Pennsylvania Department of Education
- NCATE/CAEP: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- Learning Outcomes: The Secondary Education-English [or Secondary-Education/Special Edcuation dual major] program is fully accredited by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP) and meets the standards of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Assessed formatively and summatively, student learning outcomes align with the following guidelines:
- NCTE's English teacher preparation standards
- CAEP Teacher Education standards
- INTASC standards as reflected in student portfolios during sophomore and senior years
- Charlotte Danielson's framework
- PDE regulations
- Block: LHU’s unique Block curriculum will allow you to learn amongst a close group of faculty and other students where you will explore and experience various teaching methods.
- Student Teaching: LHU’s education curriculum will give you the opportunity to student teach at two different sites. You will likely have a choice of urban, rural, or suburban schools. You are also encouraged to student teach abroad at any of our partner universities including universities in Australia, Ireland, England, Spain, and Croatia.
- Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
- Careers: As a graduate of LHU’s secondary education program, you will be prepared to teach
English in middle, junior, and senior high grades 7-12. Demand for secondary education
teachers with a dual degree in special education remains strong throughout the country,
particularly in rural and inner city districts.
- Facilities: Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities. Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices. Students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.