Long Island English - Secondary Education Major

Long Island English - Secondary Education Major

Teach what you’re passionate about. Make a difference. Get ready.

Bring literature to life in the classroom as a middle or high school teacher with SJNY’s B.A. in English with a Concentration in Adolescence Education.

St. Joseph’s English adolescence education program prepares you to share with your future students your passion for and knowledge of the English language and literature. Learn about current educational practices while gaining an extensive background in English.

St. Joseph’s adolescence education program consistently ranks among the best teaching programs in the New York metropolitan area, giving University alumni a high job placement rating. Get ready for your future as a successful teacher with a B.A. in English and a Concentration in Adolescence Education from SJNY.

Courtney Cowie-Sladky ’19
B.A. in English with a Concentration in Adolescence Education

"St. Joseph’s University provided me with every resource available to help me succeed. The English teachers and adolescence education teachers are absolutely wonderful. Without them, I would certainly not be where I am today. They taught me essentially everything I needed to know, helped me find the areas I am interested in and encouraged me to pursue all my goals. I owe them so much!"

The Long Island English – Adolescence Education Experience

Become an Expert: Completing a full major in the subject you are going to teach allows you to master the material, helping to increase your confidence in the classroom.


Hone Your Teaching Skills: Most courses include fieldwork in local middle and high schools. Fieldwork and methods courses prepare you for student teaching, where you teach classes with the guidance of a cooperating teacher.


Develop Your Technology Skills: Improve your technology skills using new tools that help engage students. Through hands-on experience, you will explore how to implement interactive applications as ways to transform lessons.