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MajorEnglish Teaching - Secondary Schools

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English teaching—Secondary Schools—focused on the academic disciplines of the English language, literature and effective teaching. Graduates are well prepared for careers as certified teachers in grades 6-12. The program combines classroom learning and real-world teaching experience in Kansas’ largest school district.

Learn how English teaching - secondary schools - is the right fit for you.

Female student teacher in classroom.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of LIberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. In addition, you must complete your general education courses and a teacher education application to be admitted into the professional program.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Teaching others as a child sparked WSU junior's desire to become a teacher

Scholarships can help you further your teaching passion.

As a secondary education English major, Jazmin Dennis was awarded the 2017 J. Martyn Walsh English Education Scholarship.

Dennis discovered her passion for teaching at a young age while showing her brother and cousins how to do math and other subjects on a chalkboard at home.


The English curriculum comprises 33 credit hours in language, composition and literature. The teaching curriculum is taken in the College of Applied Studies and combines classes on campus and teaching internships in USD 259 schools.


A bachelor’s degree from Wichita State’s Fairmount College of LIberal Arts and Sciences will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepares you to pursue an advanced education degree.