English Education

  • B.A.
  • Undergraduate
  • On Campus
  • Education

Read, write, and share your love of the English language while building a rewarding career. A B.A. in English Education will help you become a certified middle school and secondary teacher.

Why Study English Education at Rivier?

Share your passion for literature and writing, and develop the skills necessary to achieve success as a qualified English teacher. You will be prepared to think critically and creatively and to write with precision and clarity. Our B.A. in English Education program offers extensive hands-on field experience that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching in the 21st century.

The English Education degree fulfills all the requirements of our English major and the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, which are required for certification. The curriculum allows for either literature or writing focus and includes courses in British and American literature, creative and professional writing, and teaching and secondary education coursework. With this degree, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in education and the arts, as well as ready for advanced graduate study and research.

In the B.A. in English Education program, you will:

  • Become an effective educator and communicator
  • Connect theory with practice for classroom success
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Fall 2023 Grants – Incoming Education majors are eligible for an Education Innovation Grant. First-time, first-year students will be awarded a $3,000 grant each year, renewable for four years for a total of $12,000 in financial support, in addition to a competitive financial aid package. This grant award supports students pursuing degrees in education.

Get Ready for the World

Through a focus on experiential learning and field experience beginning your freshman year, you will build your skills, resume, and professional network. Our proximity to some of the finest school districts in our state offers excellent opportunities for internships and employment. You will gain practical experience through a semester-long student teaching assignment, which will build your confidence in the classroom as well as your resume, and further develop your skills.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

One of the really special things about the education program is that you go out into the field in your freshman year. So right away, you are able to tell 'Am I in the right field? Am I doing what I want to be doing?' It's a great feeling knowing you are on the right path.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

With a B.A. in English Education, you will be prepared for careers in education and a variety of fields requiring a strong skill set in language, writing, and communications.


  • Middle and high school English teachers
  • College professors
  • Writers, reporters and journalists
  • Public relations managers and directors
  • Publishing professionals

Graduate Studies

Our alumni are well prepared to pursue graduate studies in education, publishing, communications, library science, and other related fields.

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