An English education bachelor's degree from NSU teaches valuable skills that transfer easily across disciplines and careers.

As an NSU English education major, you’ll learn to write clearly, read critically, connect ideas meaningfully, understand diversity, relate historical context to human interactions, and see others empathetically. NSU's English program is structured with different areas of emphasis to help you tailor your major to suit your needs and career goals.


At NSU, English education majors complete courses required for the teaching emphasis and professional education course work in secondary education.


NSU's English degree pairs well with other specializations and students are encouraged to take minors, or even to double major, in areas such as history, business, political science, and art design.


Many English majors earn master's degrees in education or business. Explore NSU's graduate programs to learn more.



In addition to teaching in middle or high schools, an NSU English education degree can set you on the path to teach at the college level or teach English as a second language in the U.S. or abroad. Teachers who are geographically  mobile and obtain licensure in more than one subject are likely to have a distinct employment advantage.


Other career possibilities include employee development or training specialist, interviewer, education administrator, personnel specialist, public relations specialist, sales representative, media relations representative, non-profit administrator or educational consultant.


For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact Career Services.


NSU's English program also supports career readiness through internships that require students to apply their skills in the workplace. Students have interned in such diverse positions as writer/copy editor at their hometown newspaper, grants assistance at the university, public relations for the community theater, archival work in a museum, and web design for a local nonprofit organization.


A three-credit internship is required.