Prepare for a Teaching Career with the English Education Major

Azusa Pacific’s Bachelor of Arts in English Education equips students to work as high school or middle school English teachers in the state of California. Completion of this rigorous curriculum qualifies students as subject-matter competent to pursue a teaching credential, waiving the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).

In the English education major, students receive high-level training in critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills, preparing them to meet any pedagogical challenge as teachers. Service-learning opportunities help students gain real-world experience in the classroom at local schools, and students benefit from mentorship by their advisor throughout the four-year program. Plus, the program’s faith-based foundation provides a spiritual and ethical understanding of the importance of educating future generations.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re an English education major if you:

  • Want to be a high school or middle school English teacher.
  • Are interested in achieving subject matter competency through an approved program, rather than taking the CSET.
  • Desire to engage with questions about the ultimate purpose of education, as well as the current ethical issues confronting education.
  • Have a heart for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Have a passion for self-education.

Learn more about the career outlook for English education majors.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.