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Are you someone who wants to get even more out of your literature degree? Would you like to pass on your love of literature and your understanding of English to high school students? Then an English degree with a Secondary Teacher Certification is the program for you.

This degree offers and experience like no other — one that explores the great works of literature while providing you the teaching skills and classroom experience necessary to make a positive impact in a classroom of your own.

An English degree with a Secondary Teacher Certification is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive

Program Information

English and Secondary Teacher Certification Program

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Allgood Hall, E227

Dr. Seretha Williams


What You'll Study


With the English degree with Secondary Teaching Certification, you’ll take classes in literature as well as teaching. You’ll also have a semester of student teaching under the supervision of a master teacher to make sure you have the classroom experience you need to make be successful.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

A full semester of student teaching provides important experience to make the transition from student to teacher a smooth one.

The Department of English and World Languages serves the larger university and greater Augusta community through public event programing and collaborative projects with local schools.

Events like the annual African-American Read-In and the Sand Hills Writers Series draw public participation and outside guests.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.


Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.


Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates with an English degree with Secondary Teacher Certification are qualified to teach English to high school students.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for high school teachers is $61,820 per year.


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A Calling Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A semester of student teaching under the mentorship of a master teacher makes sure students have the experience they need when they start out in the workforce.

Internships and dynamic extracurricular opportunities ensure students have a broad range of experiences.

Research by faculty and students contributes to the wider community of scholarship.

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