Secondary English Education
Students majoring in the secondary English education major track will complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree in English as well as requirements for teaching certification. Successful graduates of this major track will be eligible for certification to teach English in grades 6-12 in the state of Georgia. This certification may also be transferable to other states.
This major track is clinically-based, meaning that secondary English education majors have several opportunities to gain hands-on experience in local K-12 schools. As a capstone experience, majors spend an entire semester student teaching. Under the guidance of a mentor teacher and university faculty member, student teachers plan and teach lessons, practice classroom management strategies, and engage in professional development opportunities in a local school. Prior to the student teaching experience, majors spend additional semesters in short-term placements in schools. Therefore, majors experience a wide range of opportunities to work with students from various grade levels and backgrounds. Throughout these experiences, majors are also mentored by CSU university faculty. These faculty members are former middle school and high school English teachers, who bring real-world expertise to the methods courses they teach.