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Prepare to become an English teacher 

SFA’s Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor 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 be eligible to seek certification with the Texas Education Agency to teach middle school and high school English.

A teaching career with lifelong impact 

With a secondary education teaching 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.

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 minor enables you to be eligible to seek certification with the Texas Education Agency.

For more information on becoming eligible to seek certification, visit the Secondary Education webpage.



Department of English and Creative Writing
Dr. Liz Tasker Davis, Chair

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 203

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