Why Choose Saint Rose for Bachelor of Arts in English: Adolescence Education?

As a student in the Bachelor of Arts in English: Adolescence Education program at Saint Rose, you will learn to share your passion for literature, writing, and performing with the next generation of secondary school students.

English: Adolescence Education majors add a sequence of education courses to their coursework across the history of English studies—from Renaissance drama to the Harlem Renaissance, from medieval poetry to twenty-first-century literature. Students find their voices in a variety of small classes taught by accomplished faculty, among them award-winning poets, scholars, and novelists. Our professors are dedicated teachers who actively involve students in their research and writing projects.

Program highlights

  • Students who successfully complete the program will have initial certification to teach English in middle and high schools.
  • Our English: Adolescence Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Teacher preparation at Saint Rose culminates in a semester of student teaching.
  • We offer minors in Literature, Writing, Film and Digital Media Studies, and Drama. The English/Language Arts Concentration is also an option for Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Special Education, Childhood Education, Childhood Education/Special Education majors.

Requirements and Course Descriptions

Learning Objectives

English: Adolescence Education Learning Objectives

  • Literary analysis: Students will be able to read literature, literary theory, and literary criticism, moving beyond an understanding of the literal level to interpreting, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and working into appropriate context while recognizing conventions that define literary genres.
  • Thesis-writing: Students will be able to present develop, and defend a clear thesis appropriate to the communication task while demonstrating appropriate format, organization, and overall coherence.
  • Research: Students will be able to examine and question research from appropriate sources and to integrate this research into the development and defense of the thesis.
  • Grammar and style: Students will demonstrate correctness in mechanics of grammar, usage, punctuation, and documentation.