English, BA – Secondary Education Teacher Certification Option

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English is a literature-intensive program that trains you in critical thinking, advanced reading and analysis, and oral and written communication. Coursework provides grounding in British and American literature, practices and theory of literary studies, and includes an emphasis on multiculturalism and diversity. English majors gain valuable exposure to literary history and to texts, movements, authors and cultural forces that inform and influence the literature under study, as well as to the various critical lenses through which literature may be viewed.

The B.A. English with teacher certification track is approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly NCATE, as of 1 July 2013 with the consolidation of NCATE and TEAC.

Alumni Outcomes

Curious about where Dalton State alumni work, what they do, and estimated salary in their field? Here’s an overview.

Estimated Alumni Salary


Career Opportunities for English, BA – Secondary Education Teacher Certification Option graduates

  • Tutors and Teachers and Instructors
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
  • News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Securities, Commodities and Financial Services Sales Agents

English with Teacher Certification Resources

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