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Bachelor's Degree in English Education

Do you have a love for literature and writing and want to pass your excitement on to the next generation? Set yourself up for a rewarding career in teaching with a major in English from University of the Cumberlands. During your time in the program, you’ll build an excellent foundation for your future as you dive into the English and education courses offered here at UC.

This English degree program will help you to develop stronger critical thinking skills as you explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, fine arts, religion, and other academic disciplines. Faculty members who are committed to student success will help to nurture your appreciation of literature and language, to broaden your cultural consciousness, and to clarify your professional aspirations. As an English major, you will also benefit from first-rate facilities and support services, including a laboratory for computer-assisted instruction in writing, a fully-staffed writing center, and an excellent, user-friendly library. By the time you walk across the stage at graduation, you’ll be eligible for your teacher certification in English for secondary education.

What can I do with an English degree?

After your in class practicum, you will have earned the opportunity to develop relationships that can lead to potential future employment.  With your bachelor’s degree in English, you’ll be prepared to begin your teaching career in grades 9-12. Your career options include:

  • English language or literature teacher (9-12)
  • Writer/editor
  • Government service
  • Missionary work
  • Seminary
  • Law
  • Private business
  • Public relations


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

English plays an important role in many careers. Whether you choose to pass your love for literature and writing to the next generation with an English Teacher Degree or convey an important story through creative writing, you can be assured that you will have the support of your professors and advisors. Fill out the form on this page and see how University of the Cumberlands can help you develop a career you can be proud of. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!


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