English Language and Literature and English Education (BA)


Turn your interest in English and literature into a teaching career with Southern New Hampshire University’s Bachelor of Arts in English language and literature and English education program.

The program meets the requirements for New Hampshire certification to teach English in grades five through 12. (New Hampshire teaching certification is reciprocal in most states.)

Program Highlights

  • Begin getting field experience first semester, freshman year. 
  • Become qualified for career opportunities at the middle and high school levels.
  • Create e-portfolios that will help you with student teaching and your job search.
  • Learn from faculty with extensive experience and great connections.

You will graduate with a deep understanding of English, while meeting all state requirements for teacher certification. Graduates are well-qualified and have an edge when seeking teaching positions.

Students completing the program will have acquired skills in reading and interpreting literature and be able to write for a variety of purposes.

We emphasize real-world experience at SNHU. Here you won’t have to wait until senior year to get into a classroom. Our students begin working – not just observing -- in real classrooms first semester, freshman year.

Award-Winning Faculty
Our faculty have experience teaching children and remain current in their fields. They are members of state education committees, winners of national awards and your biggest supporters.

Career Outlook
The outlook for education jobs in the years ahead looks promising for graduates; many veteran teachers approaching retirement will drive demand for new teachers over the next decade.

University Accreditation

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