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English: Adolescence Education

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Adolescence Education: English at Fredonia

Fredonia’s English Adolescence Program allows you to combine two of your passions: your love of reading and writing, and your ambition to shape and develop young minds. This program prepares students to teach English to middle and high school students, and leads to New York State certification grades 7-12. Fredonia will help future English teachers develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.

The Fredonia Difference

With Fredonia’s unique approach to English Adolescence Education, you'll go into real-life classrooms from your first year in the program, giving you a valuable head start to your career. Because our program is housed within the English Department, you’ll be taught by English and English Education faculty who guide you as you explore rich English content, effective teaching practices, and hands-on field work throughout your studies.

Career Opportunities

  • English middle school teacher
  • English high school teacher
  • Facilitating professional training for non-profits or business
  • Editor
  • Creative director
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Publisher
  • Publicist
  • College professor

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It's Different Here

100%

Placement rate

100% placement rate (jobs or grad school) over past five years

10+

English Education courses

At Fredonia you’ll take more than 10 English Education courses from English Department faculty, as opposed to one or two methods courses at other schools.

8%

Employment Growth

Employment of middle school English teachers is projected to grow 8% through 2026

Student Story

MAds Goc
"Fredonia’s English Education program helped me unleash the teacher I had been and introduce me to the teacher I wanted to be. It is more than a college program; it is a network, a wealth of knowledge, and a community of scholars and teachers alike. There is a piece of Fredonia English Ed. in all that I do, and I couldn’t recommend the program highly enough!"

After receiving her undergraduate degree at Fredonia, Mads is now working towards her Master's degree. She is currently teaching 7th...

Mads Goc English Class of 2017

Why English Adolescence Education at Fredonia?

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Careers in demand

59% of superintendents in the Southern Tier region of New York say they are having difficulty finding teachers.

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CAEP Accreditation

Fredonia’s education programs were the first in NY to receive accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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An education based in English

Fredonia’s English Adolescence program is run by English faculty who are former English teachers. They understand what you’ll need to know to be successful in your English classrooms and beyond.

Sample Courses

ENED 355 Adolescent Literature

Students will discuss and prepare to teach adolescent literature to children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

ENED 356 Teaching Writing in the Secondary School

Study of and practice in strategies for teaching the process of writing: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publication. Includes methods of assessing and writing.

ENED 455 Student Teaching in the Secondary School, English Middle School

A field assignment to teach in secondary education. Assignments provided by subject area in middle school; arrangements made by Office of Field Experiences.

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