English Education Program | Department of English

English Education Program

Why Major in English Education?

North Carolina needs teachers. Our English with High School Licensure program prepares students for the challenges of teaching English in grades 9-12. The University’s Department of English and School of Education work together to ensure students graduate with both the theory to support their practice and real-world experiences to support them both while they are students and once they graduate.

This NCATE-accredited program is designed for students who want to teach high school English, although majors often go on to graduate school in English or other professional schools such as law, medicine, or education. Our graduates have excellent placement records and often go on to work for school districts across the state, nationally, and internationally.


The UNCG English Education program considers how teachers teach to be as important as what they teach. The ability to reflect on your practice as well as addressing personal beliefs and presumptions about education is imperative in today’s classroom. The English Education faculty models these practices in their own teaching journeys. As such, the classroom remains an active and fluid practice rather than a standardized product.

Learn more about what makes UNCG unique!

During your Sophomore year or before, be sure to contact the Director of English Education Dr. Jeanie Reynolds at jmreyno3@uncg.edu if you are interesting in the program.