Secondary Education English

You have a passion for sharing your love of language with the next generation. LHU will pair your passion with the University’s tradition of training well-rounded teachers. Graduates of this program enter the classroom prepared to enlighten, educate, and inspire.

What You'll Study

B.S. Secondary Education English

LHU’s secondary education English program integrates a strong academic background within the major with blocks of instruction in methods, classroom management, educational psychology and multiple field experiences. LHU’s focused instruction, small cohorts, and renowned rigor equal a strong demand for graduates that are ready to take on today’s classrooms. Topics covered include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • Teaching Adolescent and YA Literature
  • English Methods
Post-Baccalaureate leading to certification in English (7-12)

The English and Philosophy Department is excited to announce its new program, a post-baccalaureate leading to certification in English (7-12).  “This pathway is an opportunity to earn certification without pursuing an entire degree,” indicates Alyce Baker, professor of English and secondary education program coordinator. This non-degree offering is available to those who possess a Bachelor’s of English degree and desire to be a secondary teacher.  This program is primarily offered in a face-to-face setting, with options of taking some courses online during the academic year and winter and summer sessions.  The program requires 39 credit hours, including student teaching, and has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Alyce Baker at abaker4@lockhaven.edu .

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Program Highlights

  • Student Teaching: LHU’s education curriculum will give you the opportunity to student teach at two different sites. You will likely have a choice of urban, rural, or suburban schools. You are also encouraged to student teach abroad at any of our partner universities including universities in Australia, Ireland, England, Spain, and Croatia.
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Careers: As a graduate of LHU’s secondary education program, you will be prepared to teach English in middle, junior, and senior high grades 7-12. Demand for secondary education teachers with a dual degree in special education remains strong throughout the country, particularly in rural and inner city districts.

  • Facilities:  Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities.  Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices.  Students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.

Featured Program Faculty

full list of FACULTY


Dr. Gayatri Devi
Marjorie Maddox-Hafer
Dr. Nicole Burkholder-Mosco
Dr. Stephen Hicks

Want to Know More?

Department of English and Philosophy

Dr. Alyce Baker (Secondary English Program Coordinator)
319 Raub Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2100

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