Your Future in English Education

Join Charleston Southern University’s Bachelor of Arts in English education program and embark on a journey to become an English teacher in grades 9-12. With a deep passion for literature and writing, our program prepares you for success in shaping the minds of future generations.

Through practicum and student teaching experiences in partnership with Dorchester District 2, Charleston, and Berkeley County school districts, you will be immersed in the teaching profession from day one. Starting with observations and culminating in a yearlong clinical practice, you will gain invaluable insights and hands-on experience in real classroom settings.

At CSU, we believe that English education is more than a career—it’s a calling. Our dedicated faculty guides you through a curriculum designed to hone your teaching skills and instill a love of English in your students.

Experience the CSU advantage, where our education graduates are highly sought after in the field. Many secure positions before graduation and earn accolades like Rookie of the Year, reflecting the excellence of our program.

Embark on your journey to become a respected English educator at Charleston Southern University, where we promote academic excellence in a Christian environment.


Resources for Future Teachers

CSU’s partners at TeachSC have free tools and resources to make applying to our program, and becoming a classroom teacher, easier. If you create a TeachSC account, you will have access to:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

To get access, sign up for TeachSC!


Accreditation

Charleston Southern University’s accreditation can be found here.

English Education: it's a calling

If you want to make a difference in the lives of high schools students, then becoming an English teacher is the path for you.

As an English Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Survey of American Literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • Shakespeare
  • Principles and Philosophy of Education
  • Strategies for Managing Individual Differences
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • 9-12 English teacher in public schools
  • High school English teacher in private schools
  • High school English teacher overseas
  • Graduate school
  • College professor
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College of Education

The College of Education ensures that candidates have practicum experiences throughout their time at CSU – starting with the very first education course through a yearlong senior placement for student teaching. 

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Wingo Hall

Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

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