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

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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.


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

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  • 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.


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

School of Languages and Literature Events

October 22, 2020

Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees meeting.Committee meetings at various locations on the Plainview Campus
8am - 5pm, Plainview Campus

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