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English Education, B.S.Ed

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cullowhee, NC, United States
Western Carolina University’s degree program in English Education is for students who love language and literature and want to make a difference by teaching. These teachers-in-training acquire their skills and hands-on experience under the guidance of dedicated professors and full-time mentors.
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Key facts:

  • English Education program allows students to combine a firm foundation in the classics and grammar with the flexibility to study what they love. The curriculum features courses in literature, composition, grammar, TESOL and Shakespeare. Following intensive, guided preparation, all students complete a required year-long teaching internship that readies them for the final student-teaching semester. 
  • Students who seek the Bachelor of Science in Education at the Western Carolina University must have a coordinating major in English. The English studies pedagogy concentration aligns best with the degree’s curriculum and requirements, which is why most English education majors choose it. However, majors may choose a different concentration such as literature, professional writing or motion picture studies.
  • Best of all, graduates earn two degrees, which gives them plenty of job choices after graduation. Graduates’ placement rate is high. In fact, those with outstanding records who actively seek work tend to find jobs in areas of need fairly quickly--often in the first summer after they graduate. In some cases, they even have jobs before they graduate.
  • The program’s dual degrees in English education lead graduates to teach the English language arts in grades 9-12 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduates can also teach in community colleges and private schools. In addition to schools and colleges, graduates may find employment with county or city boards of education, employment agencies, private learning centers, and other businesses related to education such as publishing, sales or computer programming. They may also choose to pursue graduate-level study in order to deepen their knowledge and further expand their career possibilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

English Education curriculum include:

  • Research, Literary Criticism and British Literature 
  • Formalism and American Literature
  • Cultural Studies & Non-Western World Literature 
  • Film Studies
  • Grammar for Teachers
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Composition 
  • Grammar, Language, and Discourse
  • Teaching English as a Second Language 
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Literature
  • Shakespeare and His Age
  • Adolescent Literature in Secondary Schools 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Be sure that you complete the correct application. Be sure to be truthful, accurate and thorough. 
    • Application fee: This required, nonrefundable processing fee should be submitted at the time of application. The online application provides information about electronic submission of the application fee.
    • A majority of first-year prospective students submit an application prior to high school completion. An official high school transcript (or its equivalent) showing work completed to date is required at the time of application and prior to application deadlines. 
    • First-year applicants are required to submit official SAT I or ACT scores. Applicants are encouraged to take the same type of test at least twice (once in the spring of the junior year and once in the fall of the senior year) and may consider taking both the SAT I and ACT based upon score results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3451 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cullowhee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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