Mission Statement | Department of English

Mission Statement

The English Education Program at UNCG relies heavily on the National Council of Teachers of English positions and guidelines and builds on the NC Professional Teaching Standards as the framework for the knowledge base, pedagogical skills, and professionalism of our subject-area program. It also aligns itself with the UNCG School of Education’s beliefs in constructivist teaching, learning and collaboration. Literature, writing, and language are the major divisions that define the English Education major, but inherent in the program is the study of reading, speaking, thinking, media, listening, and appropriate use of technology in support of instruction. English Education at UNCG intends to prepare teachers who are broad in their thinking, well versed in their discipline, informed in theory as well as practice, concerned about diversity and community, and reflective in their ongoing professional growth.