English (Secondary Education), BA

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The English program at ASU’s West campus offers a concentration in secondary education. Through rigorous examination into literature, composition, and linguistics, students will enhance their writing and communication skills in preparation to pass these skills to Arizona learners.

Be prepared to fill in-demand opportunities in secondary education. In this specialized concentration that covers a breadth of English academic areas, you'll enhance your writing and communication skills and be prepared to pass these skills on to the next generation of Arizona learners, helping to propel them toward their own successes.


The BA program in English with a concentration in secondary education provides rigorous content in literature, composition, linguistics and secondary teaching, extensively preparing students to meet the needs of all student populations, including attention to levels of student academic performance and cultural and linguistic diversity.

The demand for teachers in Arizona is high. Students complete their teaching internship in school districts in the greater Phoenix area or for one of the 22 Native American nations in Arizona.

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English (Secondary Education), BA

Required Courses

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Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors-5.1%$52,100
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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