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major name? - January 17th 2010, 10:54 PM

I want to be a high school english teacher, does anyone know what that major is called? and/or any good schools in the US?
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Re: major name? - January 17th 2010, 11:16 PM

I believe you'd be looking at "English Teacher Education" and since you want to teach high school, you would want "Secondary Education" or some combination of the 2. Many schools offer education majors, so for looking for schools, I would suggest playing around with the college matchmaker on the college board website, www.collegeboard.com
The college board is the orginazation the runs the SAT and AP exams, so they're a valuable resource. I know that I've been on that website about a million times looking for different things about schools.

If you just search for schools that have the 2 majors I listed, it comes up with 276 different schools, so you have plenty of options. The matchmaker will allow you to narrow down your search based on location, school size, cost, and admissions requirements, among other things.

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Re: major name? - January 17th 2010, 11:18 PM

You generally get an English degree as an undergrad and then get a BA in 'teaching' (i forget what its called). American schools cover a more diverse set of topics and encourage well rounded learning while British schools help you specialize and move forward with your career at a faster pace.

There are a lot of good schools in the US

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Re: major name? - January 18th 2010, 03:22 AM

There are many good colleges and universities in the US, and it's not a short list. What you'd likely need is at least a Bachelor's of Arts that focuses on English. You can then get a separate Teaching Certificate/Degree that takes about 1 year so in total it's about 5 years. I'm not sure what the exact wording would be of the degree, probably something like "English Education", "English Teaching Education", etc... .
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