Why Earn Your English Degree at Saint Leo University?
Bolster an interest in English with training in secondary education, and multiply your career opportunities. Whether you find yourself leading a high school classroom, tutoring program or multi-lingual overseas corporation, you’ll guide people to important discoveries about language and culture.
The major in English is designed to develop in students an understanding of language and its uses; an effective, individual writing voice; a critical and aesthetic appreciation of literature; and an understanding of how literature illuminates the diversity of human experience. Because of its comprehensive nature and its focus on critical and analytical thinking and writing skills, the major prepares students for graduate study in English, library science, and law as well as career paths in which effective communication is central, such as teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, and professional writing.
Undergraduate English Program Details
Strike a unique balance with interdisciplinary study in English and Education: Explore writing and literature—from mythology to modern drama—alongside faculty with years of experience as editors, playwrights and essayists. And, with guidance from Education faculty, learn effective strategies—including the use of emerging technologies—for teaching language arts to adolescents, including ESOL, special education, multicultural and at-risk populations.
As a student yourself, you'll find your voice through seminars and the Sandhill Review literary magazine. As a future educator, you'll engage with classmates in both English and Education; then model that collaborative classroom community among secondary students in your field placement.
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
What are the benefits of earning your english degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering english degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
Saint Leo University offers specialization options for english students. You can customize your degree to match your passions by choosing one of the following concentrations.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
Gain experience writing lesson plans and teaching in a real-world classroom. The minor includes one practicum, with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for full-time teaching experience.
21st century classroom
Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the Mimio Teach and MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART Boards.
Attend writing and English Honor Society conferences.
Participate in the Future Teachers Association. Become an active member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators, and the Alpha Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.
What can you do with an undergraduate english degree?
Graduates put their teaching, writing and critical thinking skills to use in a variety of settings, including schools, nonprofits, libraries and businesses. If you want to teach, many school districts and states will require a teaching certificate, which may require additional preparation.
What are the top english degree jobs?
- English Teacher
- ESL Teacher
- Literacy Program Coordinator
- Adult Literacy Instructor
- Textbook Editor
- Grant Writer
Where are Saint Leo english graduates now?
- American TESOL Institute
- AUA Language Center, Thailand
- Florida Legal Group
- Lancaster University, England
- Newcastle University, England
- Pasco County Schools
- Scholastic Books
- Trinity College, Ireland
- U.S. Army
- University of South Florida
- University of Wisconsin
- Wesley Chapel High School
College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.
Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.
“Saint Leo is not just an academic institution, it’s a formation institution. Saint Leo embraced me for who I am, showed faith that I could be my best, and solidified the light that was shining within me.”
Charles Onyeneke ’17
University Campus, Theology
“As a child, my great-grandmother taught me how to pray and to lean on God. Saint Leo inspired us all to learn with compassion and reminded me to keep the faith.”
Brent Patterson ’21
Center for Online Learning, Religious Studies
“As a teacher, building relationships with my students is key to their success. Saint Leo creates those same relationships with its students.”
Brooke Wittington ’17
Education Center, Education
“I had never experienced something as holistic and rewarding as research. Saint Leo University inspired me to take a huge step outside my comfort zone, and I have never looked back.”
Karl Nyman ’22
University Campus, Biology
“Saint Leo inspired me to enjoy learning again, and they had a patient ‘let’s figure this out’ approach.”
Lauren Thomas ’22
Education Center, Management
“Saint Leo believes in me. My professors have impacted my perception of what I can accomplish.”
Tayhana Taylor ’24
University Campus, Accounting
Saint Leo University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.