The Wichita State University English Education Program prepares highly qualified English teachers. This program provides opportunities for licensure in English Language Arts grades 5-8 or grades 6-12, or as an endorsement in middle level (grades 5-8) licensure. Course-work includes English and professional education content such as linguistics, literature genres, writing, literacy, diversity, ethics, and pedagogical content knowledge. Skills and knowledge are applied in field experiences throughout the program. This program is successful in graduating English teachers who fill the need for English teachers in school districts throughout the United States.
The College of Education offers numerous programs in addition to Teacher Education. Information about applying for the Teacher Education Program is included in the Teacher Education Application Packet. The packet includes:
The completed packet should be submitted to Education Support Services (ESS) the semester before the student plans to begin the Teacher Education Program.
Transition to Teaching Program
If you already have a bachelor's degree in English and are interested in teaching English at the secondary level (grades 6-12), you may qualify for the Transition to Teaching Program.
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The English Education Program requires thirty-three (33) credit hours of English courses that focus on content such as linguistics, history of the English language, varied literature genres, and writing. In addition, students complete forty (40) credit hours of professional education courses that include practical clinical experiences in areas such as diversity, literacy, learning and evaluation, instructional strategies and assessment, and classroom management. Both required English course-work and professional education coursework are completed in a 4-5 semester period.