Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts Teaching

About the English Language Arts Teaching, BA

Our English Language Arts Teaching program embraces your passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of your future students. With a focus on critical thinking, effective communication, and culturally responsive teaching, you will gain the skills and knowledge essential to inspire and engage students from all walks of life. With a blend of traditional classes and student teaching, you will build confidence and expertise in fostering a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that encourages growth and success for every student. By pursuing this degree, you will be taking an important step toward shaping the minds of the next generation and making an impact on your community.

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Why Study English Language Arts Teaching at CWU?

CWU has a long history of excellence in our Teaching programs.

We have honed our courses to provide you with the tools needed to teach the next generation of students, by focusing on teaching essentials like pedagogy, classroom management, curriculum development, and assessment strategies. As a CWU student, you will be part of a vibrant community of educators and learners, providing you with opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development.

"The English department at CWU equipped me with both the creativity and critical thinking skills necessary to engage the future generation. I was taught the importance of self-reflection and how crucial it is for effective teaching. I now have gained the confidence to be an educator who both understands and can convey the importance of English to students." Haley Cottingham graduated in 2022 with a degree in English Language Arts Teaching.

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers and Opportunities

While teaching may be the direction you have always envisioned for yourself, a degree in English Language Arts Teaching can open the door to a variety of opportunities.

  • K-12 Teaching: Of course, you can pursue careers as English language arts teachers in K-12 schools or remotely, teaching students in middle and high school settings.
  • Language Arts Curriculum Development: Did you enjoy designing a curriculum? Consider working as a curriculum developer or instructional designer, creating educational materials and lesson plans for language arts instruction.
  • Educational Administration: If you decide to get an advanced degree, you could pursue educational administration, working as a principal, assistant principal, or other administrative positions in school districts.

Many of our graduates pursue advanced degrees in education, English, or related fields to further their careers and expertise.


A Wealth of Scholarships in English

At Central Washington University, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality education, regardless of their financial background. View Department of English Scholarships today. You belong at CWU.

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