Teaching Licensure

English Teaching Licensure


English students interested in earning a teaching license should plan to double major in English and education and student teach their final semester. These students should enroll in ED 101 their first semester or as soon as possible thereafter and work closely with their advisors in both departments to ensure all State of Illinois requirements for licensure are met.

Students with a minimum 3.5 grade point average in English and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall can apply for Honors in English, working independently to complete an honors thesis over the final two semesters of enrollment. (For further details, see the course description below for English 410: English Honors Thesis.)