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English Major for Teacher Certification (BA)


The English Major for Teacher Certification brings to life the many ways in which we learn to see the world. At SVSU, we provide students with a background in literature and creative writing, highlighting different cultures and presenting new methods in which to analyze the world. We cultivate understanding of the history behind the ideas presented in these topic areas, providing foundational knowledge to bring to the classroom. In this program, students have the chance to flourish with faculty support. 


The Saginaw Valley State University's English Major for Teacher Certification (BA) program is a strong indication that individuals have knowledge of a subject as well as the teaching methods and techniques to be used to teach students effectively. English teachers guide their students along the road to literary artworks. English teachers create lesson plans that identify the main concepts and perspectives through their interpretation and judgment skills.

Cardinal Points

  • Pass rates among English Education majors on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject exam are consistently higher than 80%.

  • The Voices in the Valley series brings renowned poets and fiction writers from across the country to share their work with the campus community.

SVSU's English Major for Teacher Certification (B.A.) is rigorous and well-rounded, encouraging students to develop analytical and cultural understandings of the world. As an English Major for Teacher Certification, students will immerse themselves in analysis, culture, and history along with the latest teaching strategies.  

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Usually, Most states have tenure laws, which provide job security after a certain number of years of satisfactory classroom teaching.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.