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B.A. in English and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

About the Program

The English and Education with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-6) program is designed to serve the various needs of students within the framework of traditional literary study, while preparing students for a career in elementary education.

Students can pursue their interests in writing and literature, and prepare for the next step in their professional lives by engaging in real-world experiences like, spending time in the classroom and learning how to navigate the needs of young children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Core Courses

  • Literary Studies for English Majors
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History of the English Language
  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom
  • Literacy Instruction in P-6 Educational Setting

Student Outcomes

Our students have gone on to have successful careers in education with the assistance of Monmouth University’s extensive network of local school and district partnerships. At Monmouth, students are introduced to a variety of teaching environments and work with a diverse group of individuals, and small and large groups of students, making them more marketable upon graduation.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Monmouth University students are immersed in the classroom as early as sophomore year and will have supervised clinical experience including 100 hours in the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the study abroad, Clinical Component Courses, Fieldwork for Clinical Experience and Component, Clinical Practice, applying for substitute teaching credentials, and our collaborative P-12 School Partnerships.

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Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Curriculum and Instruction

Robert E. McAllan Hall, 218