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Prepare to become an English teacher 

SFA’s Bachelor of Arts in English with a certificate in secondary education is designed to provide future middle and high school educators with the hands-on training needed to be successful English teachers. With this degree program, you’ll meet the requirements for the Secondary Education Certificate in English that qualifies you to teach middle school and high school English.

A teaching career with lifelong impact 

With your Secondary Education Certificate in English, you can share your passion for literature and have an important, lifelong impact on young students’ lives. As an English teacher, you’ll foster their love of reading and writing while you prepare them to be successful communicators.

The gateway to literacy for secondary students 

Literacy is a fundamental skill for every student and an important component of a quality education. The ability to read and write clearly is essential to personal achievement and business success. English teachers have a critical role in giving students the skills to communicate meaningfully through the written word.

Undergraduate programs and requirements 

Bachelor of Arts in English with secondary education certificate

In addition to the foundational Bachelor of Arts courses required for the major, this program includes professional education coursework, such as pedagogy and designing curriculum. This program allows you to meet the requirements for the secondary education certificate in English.

View a degree plan on the advising web page.

For more information on English course offerings, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin



Department of English and Creative Writing
Dr. Ken Untiedt, Interim Chair

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 203

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13007, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962