This program prepares the student for a career as a highly qualified English teacher at the secondary level (7th-12th grade). For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, including maintaining at 3.0 GPA.
To successfully complete the Secondary English Major, the following coursework is required:
- 33 English credits as listed under "Major Requirements"
- 18 Literacy Education Component credits
- 30 credits in Education
- 12 credits in Psychology and Mathematics coursework
- 34-37 CORE credits
- A minimum of 127 credits are required for a degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College (developmental coursework does not count toward the minimum number of required credits for graduation.)