English/Secondary Education Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Share Your Passion for Reading and Writing with an English Secondary Education Degree

At Marywood, you’ll find a comprehensive curriculum in English and World Literature, a dedicated and engaging faculty – and a background in critical thinking and writing that will serve you well whatever your goals. This program offers a complete spectrum of courses in literature and writing, as well as courses in teaching.

Courses provide theory as well as practical application of best practices in teaching middle school and high school students to read, understand, and connect a variety of texts. This major also provides instruction on test preparation, lesson planning, unit planning, and the actual presentation of lessons. Other courses offer current theory in composition, as well as actual practice in strategies of invention, drafting, revision, editing, and assessment of texts. This degree further encompasses many courses offered by the School of Education, such as field experience, educational psychology, behavioral and class management, and student teaching.

  • Literature, writing, and teaching
  • Dedicated and engaging faculty
  • Theory and practical application strategies

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  • Universities
  • School Districts

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  • English Professor
  • Publisher

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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The Education Program is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.
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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

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The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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The Curriculum Lab and Library, located in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, is a curriculum materials resource area, designed to support the specialized needs of teacher education students.

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