B.A.Ed. in English Education
Secondary Education prepares students for an exciting career teaching English.
The Bachelor of Arts in English Education program at the Ole Miss School of Education provides students with the tools needed to be a successful English or English Language Arts teacher at the middle school and high school levels.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in English Education at the University of Mississippi will learn effective teaching methods in their chosen content area, participate in various student teaching experiences, and receive a license to teach in Mississippi.
After receiving the proper licensure, Ole Miss English Education program graduates may teach students in middle school and high school.
Ole Miss English Education students participate in a variety of experiences ranging from virtual simulations to actual classroom situations, which help prepare them to be a successful teacher.
B.A.Ed. in English Education Faculty
Dr. Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham serves as professor of Secondary English Education and Secondary Programs Coordinator. Her research interest focuses on children and young adult literature.
In addition to completion of the core curriculum, the B.A.E. with a major in English education requires the professional education courses shown below plus the following content area, related areas, and electives to reach a minimum of 122 semester hours:
Content Area Courses (36 hours total):
- Literature survey: 6 hours from Engl 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, and 226
- Junior seminar: 6 hours from Engl 390, 391, 392, 396, and 397
- Shakespeare: 3 hours from Engl 385, 408, or 439
- Grammar: 3 hours from Engl 401 or 501
- Linguistics: 3 hours from Engl 313 or 502
- History of English Language: Engl 431
- Engl 320, 3 hours
- Engl 398, 3 hours
- Engl 353, 3 hours
- English electives: 3 hours selected from among Engl 322, 351, 360, 368, 410, 412, 414, 425, or 494
Related Area (3 hours) Edse 525
Other Electives (9 hours) Courses in modern languages, journalism, or theatre arts are strongly recommended.
Professional Education Courses (30 hours) Edsp 308, Edci 352, Edsp 327, Edci 353, Edse 400, Edse 442, Edle 480, and Edci 419*
(*Admission to Phase II of the Teacher Education Program is required before taking these courses.)
Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.
In addition to meeting the general undergraduate admission requirements, applicants for the Bachelor of Arts in English Education program must have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
During his first year of teaching, Jay Levy took a job at Pisgah High School in Brandon, Mississippi, and led his students to earn the state's highest test scores in English II. He was named a 2017 Practitioner of Distinction by the Ole Miss School of Education.
Students have the opportunity to be a part of many organizations such as Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT), the UbD Consultation Group, and The Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.