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About Degrees in English

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Jennifer Pauley,
English and Humanities
Department Chair

Phone: (740) 351-3300
Email: jpauley@shawnee.edu

Potential Careers

  • Teaching grades 7-12
  • Library science
  • Human resources
  • Graduate school

For more information on teaching English/language arts, visit the National Council of Teachers of English website

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • situate texts within a historical and cultural context
  • analyze texts through the lens of literary, cultural, rhetorical, and/or linguistic theory
  • compose effective arguments supported by relevant evidence from primary and secondary sources
  • make connections between content knowledge and teaching practice
  • apply methodology to solve problems and teach effectively
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