Pathways to Teaching

Becoming an English Teacher

The English major is one of the most popular among undergraduates at UConn, with approximately 500 students in any given year studying to receive a BA degree from the Department of English. English majors enter many different fields; a recent survey of alumni conducted by UConn’s Office of Internal Research demonstrates that education is the most popular profession. The Neag School of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer a dual-degree program for students planning to become teachers. Through Neag’s Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education program, prospective English teachers can earn three degrees: a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education, a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English, and a Master’s degree in Education. Neag School of Education majors who wish to receive a Bachelors of Arts in English may need additional courses to fulfill CLAS requirements. The English Department also offers a Concentration in Teaching English designed to provide English majors with the necessary undergraduate coursework to pass the state’s teaching certification exam (known as the Praxis II) and to be competitive candidates for graduate degree programs in Education. English majors interested in teaching should contact Neag’s pre-teaching advisors, Dominique Battle-Lawson and Mia Hines.


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  • Writing Programs


MA in English for Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

On the Frequently Asked Questions page, you can find the answers to any questions you may have on teacher certification and what UConn has to offer students that will assist them on their journey.

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