The Department of English at SUNY Fredonia is an exciting place to learn and teach. Our English majors and minors collaborate with faculty as they develop their skills as readers, writers, researchers, and community servants. English Adolescence Education majors share these opportunities, and develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.Our department values the importance of studying literature across cultures; fostering lifelong readers and writers; engaging multiple forms of textual literacy; practicing the arts of creative and critical writing; and championing the key role of the humanities in higher education. more...
English and English Adolescence Education majors at SUNY Fredonia actively participate in local small-press and online writing internships; community service learning projects; literacy campaigns; creative collaborations and field experiences with area schools; public readings of literature to area children, seniors, and the broader community through open-mic events; collaborations with Visual Arts and School of Music students in pairing original writings with graphic design and musical accompaniment; host visiting writers and literary critics; and read a whole lot of terrific literature.
Area teachers and students looking for additional literary preparation can enroll in one of our two M.A. programs, both of which allow for individualized research with our faculty, and provide strong professional development opportunities for those seeking certification, preparing for Ph.D. programs, or desiring to strengthen their skills in writing for career advancement in multiple fields.