English Language Arts (Grades 7th - 12th), B.A.

Program Locations

English/Language Arts (grades 7-12), B.A., Secondary Education is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The bachelor of English education degree is an interdisciplinary program that requires study in both the School of Education and the School of Languages and Literature. Successful completion of the program leads to Texas state teaching certification to teach English courses in grades 7 through 12.

The bachelor of English education degree program provides students opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching, as well as extensive training through field-based observation. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, business education majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.

To fully embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the bachelor of English education degree, qualified English language arts majors enhance the learning experience through membership in the student organizations of both the School of Education and the School of Languages and Literature.     

Students in the bachelor of English education degree program will complete 48 hours of upper-level study compiled from professional education courses like Classroom Management and field-specific studies such as Advanced Grammar, Young Adult Literature, and Usage and Style.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts for teaching secondary education requires 124 semester hours.  Students must pass the content area Language Arts prior to doing their student teaching.  48 hours of Language Arts courses are required.  

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Faculty

The School of Languages and Literature has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • Sigma Tau Delta is the collegiate national English Honor Society. For more than fifty years, Wayland’s chapter, Eta Theta which has a large base of student participants and a culture of meshing scholarship with fun.
  • Members can submit and take part in yearly conventions and have access to scholarships and internships through the society.
  • Members host and edit Embers, Wayland’s literary arts journal, which showcases students’ art and literary creations.
  • To qualify, students must have taken two English classes beyond 1301 and 1302 and maintain a 3.2 GPA in all English classes with a 3.0 GPA overall.
  • Kappa Delta Pi is an active chapter of the national honor society for education students.
  • Students take part in events such as workshops, conferences, and books sales and have access to grants and scholarships through the society.
  • To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be an education major.

Careers

  • Secondary Language Arts Teacher
  • Communication Specialist
  • Mission Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Education Materials Coordinator
  • Research Journalist
  • Publicity Coordinator

School of Languages and Literature Events

March 1, 2021

Clinical Teaching Second ro...

Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 3, 2021

Chapel - Willson Lectures

ChapelWillson Lectures - speaker, Ernie Stevens More details to come, please check email for further information.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 4, 2021

Willson Lectures Series

Willson Lectures SeriesScreening of "Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops" in Harral AuditoriumErnie and Joe Smarro, both WBU alums, will join via Zoom after...
7pm, Plainview Campus

March 5, 2021

Midterm Deficiency Reports...

Midterm deficience reports are due.
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 10, 2021

Chapel - Creation Care

ChapelCreation Care
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 11, 2021

Third of Four Tuition and F...

Third of four (4) tuition and fees payments due for Spring 2021 Term
All Day Plainview Campus

March 17, 2021

Chapel - David Foster - Bib...

ChapelDavid Foster - Biblical Character, Samson
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 19, 2021

Last Day to Officially Drop...

Today is the last day to officially drop or withdraw with a "W".Be sure to see the University Registrar's office for details on what paperwork need...
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 21, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session registration ends.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 22, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session begins.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 24, 2021

No Class Day - Face-to-face...

No class dayFace-to-face classes will not meetOffices will be open
All Day Plainview Campus

March 24, 2021

No Chapel - No Classes

No Chapel - No classes.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus