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As an English major or minor, you have the opportunity to prepare for a preliminary license at a middle school (grades 5-9) or high school (grades 9-12) as part of your baccalaureate degree.
You can prepare for receiving your English degree and your Education degree at the same time. Please visit the OSU Education Double Degree Program website or contact an advisor to learn more about the program (541) 737-0561.
Teacher education can be built into your bachelor’s degree program in English by enrolling in a double degree program.
Within the framework of the double degree program, you should plan to--
Opportunities for employment in teaching middle school and high school require strong preparation in English language arts content areas. The best path toward developing a future as an English teacher will be in strong preparation in the major, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better, as required for admission to most teaching programs.
Minor fields often recommended to accompany a major in English include ESOL-oriented English, writing, foreign languages, history (social studies), and math or science.