Deliver the Gift of Knowledge

Your English Education major is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in a wide range of diverse literature, literary analysis, critical interpretation and creative expression, preparing you for a rewarding career teaching middle school or high school students. Opening your students’ eyes to wide ranges of literature helps give them a voice in the world. Students who are skilled in reading and communicating will contribute greatly to the world.

The C-SC Difference

One of the distinguishing features of our English Education program is the opportunity to begin your career in the classroom early and often, starting with field experiences your sophomore and junior year. We also coordinate with other departments on campus to help you pursue and professionally prepare for success. For example, you can double major in English Education and Speech and Theatre Education or gain publication experience working with Harmony or Wildcat Wire to gain experience that will help you distinguish yourself from other candidates in the job market. With opportunities to customize your academic experience, you will qualify for a wide range of academic and professional opportunities.

Throughout my time at Culver-Stockton, the faculty and staff helped me to gain many crucial skills, and also offered me unconditional amounts of support. From classroom tips and professional skills to building relationships and making memories, their guidance and support aided my success both at Culver-Stockton and afterward when I began my teaching career.

– Kaity Conaway ’21

What can I do with an English Education Degree?

Middle School and High School English Teacher
Curriculum Developer

With a nationwide shortage of teachers, our graduates are finding positions.

3+2 M.Ed. Program

Begin your Master of Education degree as early as your junior year.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Culver-Stockton Student Teaching Organization (CSTO)
    • Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society
    • A range of travel study courses – recent trips have included Egypt, Spain, Belize/Guatemala, Scotland, Ghana, London and Ireland.
  • Professional Experiences
    • Classroom observations (freshman through junior years)
    • Student teaching (senior year)
    • Professional conferences on and off campus
    • Harmony, C-SC’s award-winning literary magazine:
    • Writing for C-SC’s Wildcat Wire

Information About Our Minors

English majors can also minor in creative writing, which includes an introductory course; seminar-style courses in fiction, poetry and playwriting; and work on Harmony, the campus literary magazine.

Non-English majors can minor in English, which provides an opportunity to pursue your interests and specialization in a variety of courses.