Double Major Overview

This double major holds NCATE certification and leads to teacher certification in the State of Maryland with reciprocity with most other states. A student who successfully completes the program will receive a B.A. in English Education and English. Alternatives to the double major outlined below include a double degree program, a B.A. in English with M.A. in Education, and various certificate and citation programs. For information on these alternatives, see the College of Education.

The double major includes a selective admissions component which requires successful completion of the following requirements: satisfactory completion of 45 credits, including fundamental studies composition and mathematics with grades of C or higher; achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above; satisfactory performance on the Praxis I assessment; prior experiences in the education field; a goal statement; and three letters of recommendation. The College of Education Student Services Office (1204 Benjamin Building, phone: (301) 405-2364) can provide additional information about admission requirements and procedures. Students are required to receive advising each semester in both the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of English.

At the time of graduation, the Office of Student Services in the College of Education forwards a list of students recommended for certification to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).