About English Education

English Education is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you to teach English in high schools. The excellent English department offers a range of expertise; combined with our strong Education program, this major will prepare you for your career. And you can even begin classes for your Masters in Education during your fourth year!

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Kim Pangburn Shearer, ’01, was Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year in 2012.


English Education graduates won prestigious Fulbright grants to South Korea in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015—four years in a row!


Twenty-eight graduates of GC’s English Education undergraduate program are active teachers in Kentucky—and others are employed in schools across the nation.

Program Requirements

36 hours for the English major; an additional 32 hours in Education for secondary certification.

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Potential Careers

"Majoring in English and History, studying abroad twice, getting my teaching certification and graduating in four years. I did at Georgetown what I could not at other schools, thanks to outstanding academic advising and wonderful professors. " 

 - Jonathan Balmer, '14

“Georgetown College afforded me the opportunity to form close relationships with wonderful professors who truly care. From my freshman year to departing for my 2012 Fulbright grant to Korea, Georgetown was with me every step of the way

 - Sarah Carey, '12

“I was challenged every day to become better than I was the day before. My professors truly cared about me, my academic work, and my success. I would never be where I am today without GC.”

 - Lafon R. Brice Benton, '99

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Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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