English/English Education - A.B., B.S.Ed.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The program in English Education certifies teacher candidates at both the undergraduate and master’s degree levels; provides programs of study for master’s degree students; and supervises research at the specialist and doctoral levels. Faculty members integrate teaching, research, and service to cultivate theoretically sound and practically applicable knowledge in each student’s degree program.

The TESOL & World Language Education Program offers a B.S.Ed. at the undergraduate level. The B.S.Ed. program prepares students to teach modern, classical, and Less Commonly Taught Languages in pre-school through 12th grade. Students earn T-4 (initial) certification to teach in Georgia public schools.

Academics

What you will learn: 

Teacher candidates will have a year-long field experience in a secondary school at the high school or middle school level. Placements for full-time student teaching in the spring can be in either a middle or high school setting, though most are in high schools due to a limited number of middle school placements and the past preferences of teacher candidates. Students are encouraged to visit both middle and high school classrooms before they enter the program to learn which they prefer. An experience in both setting will help teacher candidates decide whether they favor teaching early adolescents (middle school) or young adults (high school).

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$86,700
Low Salary: 
$37,200
Median Salary: 
$55,400
Employers: 

Barrow County Schools 
Business and Industry 
Camps 
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Champions for Children 
Children’s Restoration Network
Clarke County Schools
Clovis News Journal
CNN
Colleges and Universities 
Community Centers
Dekalb Technical College 
Easter Seals Head Start 
Educational Publishers 
Emory University
Government Agencies
Griffin-Spalding County Schools
Gwinnett County Schools
Hall County School System
Hancock County Schools
HealthSouth Corp
Human Resource Offices 
Libraries 
Madison County Schools 
Montgomery County Schools
Morgan County Schools
Newton County Schools 
Non-Profit Agencies 
Oconee County Schools 
Private Tutoring Agencies
Public & Private Schools 
Public Relations Firs 
Ramstad Staffing
Research Firms
Savannah Country Day 
Social Circle City Schools 
State & Federal Government
Textbook Companies 
Tift County Board of Ed. 
Travel Agencies
WaldenBooks
Webster Groves Schools
White County Schools 
Woodward Academy 
Youth Service Centers

Possible Job Titles: 

Academic Advisor
Assistant Language Teacher
Author
Bibliographer
Camp Director
Communications Specialist 
Copy Editor
Customer Service Representative 
Education & Training Coor.
Education Materials Coor.
Educational Therapist 
Employee Training Instructor 
English Teacher
Foreign Correspondent
Human Resources Specialist
In-Home Daycare
Instructor
Interpreter
Interventionist 
Learning Specialist
Library Assistant 
Linguist 
Management Trainee
Media Specialist
Missionary Worker
Outdoor Educator 
Paraprofessional 
Permanent Substitute
Personnel Consultant
Playwright
Publicity Coordinator
Religious Educator
Research Journalist
Resource Teacher
Social Services Volunteer
Teacher