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B.A. in English/Creative Writing and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

About the Program

The English with a Concentration in Creative Writing and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-6) program offers students courses that focus on different genres of writing, while preparing for a career in elementary education.

Students will pursue their interests in writing and literature while they develop their teaching skills 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
  • Creative Writing: Introduction
  • Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Setting
  • Assessment Approaches, P-12
  • Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan

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