The English Education program is an accelerated, combined degree that leads to an English BA and School Librarianship MS in five years.
The coursework in the first three years of the English BA program will provide deep knowledge of literature making students content experts. In addition, select education courses that include experiential components give students opportunity to experience the nuances of the profession.
The graduate portion of the program will continue to build understanding of literature as well as providing the skills to become an effective teacher. The final year in the program includes a 40-day student teaching practicum that allows students to co-teach alongside an expert teacher librarian. The opportunity to experience the inner workings of the school library prepares students to enter the profession with expertise and confidence.
At the end of the five-year program, successful students will receive recommendation for New York State Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.