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English, Teaching Licensure, ESL Endorsement

  • Major
  • Minor

Master the changing nature of language.


We offer an English major, minor, teaching licensure and ESL endorsement. You’ll learn to think critically and communicate effectively while understanding language and how it continues to evolve.

Our faculty members will guide you as you learn about computer-aided design, linguistics, poetry, composition and more. We also place an emphasis on creative writing for you to expand your imagination and stir new ideas. During your junior seminar, internships and senior capstone project, you’ll see how you will use your English degree in the real world.

Whether you want to write, teach, prepare for graduate school or start your career with a firm backing in communication skills, our professors are committed to helping you find your path.

Additional Programs

  • Minor


  • Teaching Licensure

    Teaching licensure (6-12), ESL (6-12) Endorsement

Featured English Student Stories

Student Teaching
  • “The professors are all supportive. They do a lot to make sure you are involved in something even if you’re not quite prepared for it.”

    Tina Payne '20, English Education

    Tina plans to teach high school English in Colorado after graduating. Her coursework in the English department including her senior project, practicums and student teaching in the education department have helped prepare her for a career, but her experiences outside of the classroom have prepared her for life.