Why choose our Middle Grades Education - English Degree?
Do you love literature and creative writing? Do you want to inspire and shape future generations? Share your passion with young people, and get them excited about composition, critical thinking and literature. As an English teacher, you’ll guide students to important discoveries about language and culture.
Find your voice through British and American lit classes, the Saint Leo University Writer’s Circle and Sandhill Review literary magazine, while learning effective strategies—including the use of emerging technologies—for teaching language arts to adolescents, including ESOL, special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.
Accumulate more than 800 hours of field experience by the end of your senior year—almost double the hours recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. By the time you graduate, you’ll be well equipped to command a classroom of your own as a certified grade 5-12 English teacher.
In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. And, according to a recent survey, between 92-98% of school principals who've had a Saint Leo graduate as a first-year teacher at their school report that they'd provide a positive recommendation for rehiring.