English - English Education, BA

Arts, Sciences, & Education

Campus:Biscayne Bay Campus, Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The English major empowers students by teaching them to read critically, think creatively, write clearly and express themselves effectively. Their education provides ways of looking at the world as well as a body of knowledge on which to draw. All English majors take a common core of twelve credits and then specialize in one of four tracks: Literature, Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Linguistics. Through reading, discussing, and writing about significant texts, students enhance their abilities to understand and analyze fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfictional prose; at the same time, they gain insights into individual lives and cultures that enrich their own experiences. FIU English majors enjoy a variety of professional and educational careers including editing and publishing, teaching, technical writing, law, corporate and not-for-profit management, information technology and graduate study in English, Linguistics and other disciplines. Majoring in English prepares students for graduate work in English and for admission to law school; in addition, students can enter a careers where good writing and excellent critical thinking skills are required.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.
Secondary education majors have specific requirements established by the State of Florida Department of Education. Students wishing to enroll in a teacher preparation program must take and pass all four sections of the General Knowledge Test (Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, English Language Skills, and Essay) by the time they reach 72 credits in their program of study. These requirements must be met before a student can be fully admitted into a teacher preparation program that results in endorsement for full teacher certification.
*Note: This program requires a 2.5 GPA for graduation. Other GPA milestones may apply. Please consult with your academic advisor.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages & Employment Trends for Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Vocational Education:

Florida Median income$47,100
Florida rate of growth +8%
National Median wages $55,100
National Projected growth +6%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-2031.00

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