English Teaching

Major, Minor


English Majors with an emphasis in English teaching study literature and writing and learn how to teach these subjects for secondary school students. Principals look for teachers who are willing to organize additional tutoring support, advise clubs, and publish yearbooks, newspapers, or literary magazines. Opportunities offered through the Department of English help majors get a jump start on these interests and skills. The composite degree offers a robust curriculum with opportunity to specialize in literature, writing, or American studies.

Real World Application

The program offers a solid foundation in content area, a firm understanding of how theory and practice are connected, and the ability to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Practice teaching is included in classes and clinical experiences in the schools.

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Undergraduate Research

Utah State University is one of the premiere undergraduate research colleges in the United States, and students of English can take advantage of opportunities to partner with faculty on projects.

Sink Hollow

Gain valuable publishing experience by curating, producing, and marketing USU's undergraduate literary magazine.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Writing Fellows

Polish your academic writing alongside a tutor with one-on-one sessions, or apply to become a writing fellow yourself.

Alumni Experience

Andrea Sandry Jensen

Alumna Andrea Sandry Jensen is grateful for the many great mentors she’s had in her life, and she shares her advice and experience in a conversation with Outreach Coordinator Andrea DeHaan and CHaSS Career Coach Joseph Banks.

Program Advisor

Susan Parkinson

Susan Parkinson

Academic Advisor Senior

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.