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Bachelor of Arts (BA), Secondary English Education (9-12)

Program Overview

The Secondary English Education program helps you develop the skills to teach and guide a diverse student population. You’ll be prepared to mentor and develop students who pursue higher education, as well as those entering the workforce after high school. Our teacher candidates are taught to focus on building the profile of a South Carolina graduate, including life and career characteristics that transfer to any career, such as integrity, perseverance, worth ethic and interpersonal skills. Anderson University’s close connections with private and public schools will help you network with educators to secure a teaching position.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

DETAILS

126
Total Credit Hours: 126
Program Type: BA
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

In the Secondary English Education program, you will complete coursework in both your area of study and in educational pedagogy. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

Your Anderson University Secondary English Education degree certainly prepares you to become a certified educator. However, there are several career options available to you with this degree. Educators are in high demand across the country and a South Carolina certification is reciprocal in 47 states, creating an open path for you to step into any classroom across America. The median salary for a high school teacher is $61,820, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many educators chose to obtain master’s degrees to increase earning potential.

Starting Salaries

Principal: $98,420 Technical Writer: $78,060 Market Research Analyst: $63,920 Librarian: $59,500 Recent national median salaries sources: Bureau of Labor

 

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

In the Secondary English Education program, you will complete coursework in both your area of study and in educational pedagogy. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

Your Anderson University Secondary English Education degree certainly prepares you to become a certified educator. However, there are several career options available to you with this degree. Educators are in high demand across the country and a South Carolina certification is reciprocal in 47 states, creating an open path for you to step into any classroom across America. The median salary for a high school teacher is $61,820, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many educators chose to obtain master’s degrees to increase earning potential.

Starting Salaries

Principal: $98,420 Technical Writer: $78,060 Market Research Analyst: $63,920 Librarian: $59,500 Recent national median salaries sources: Bureau of Labor

 

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Dr. Joanna Stegall
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
41 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 79 Credit Hours – Secondary English Education Major Core Requirements | 6 Credit Hours – General Electives
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