Pedagogy Concentration, English B.A.

Who is the Pedagogy Concentration for?

1)    Students who plan to become high school English teachers.

  •  If you want to graduate with a high school English credential, you *must* select this concentration coupled with the Secondary Education minor, which can be declared in the TEAL office; you will be a Pedagogy major (in the English department) and a Secondary Education minor (in the College of Education).

2)    Students who want to explore and study English Education at the undergraduate level (but may not plan to be teachers and do not want to graduate with a teaching credential).

What will you study in the Pedagogy Concentration?

  • In addition to being an English major, you take a series of methods courses, where we focus upon the teaching of literature, writing, young adult literature, academic English, and digital literacies to adolescents. Two of these methods courses are online and two are in-person.
  • We emphasize the design and implementation of instruction that foregrounds issues of social justice and addresses diversity in the English Education classroom. 
  • Because our methods courses must be taken in a certain sequence, it is important to declare this concentration as early as possible. Transfer students, in particular, need to start taking courses in the first semester of their junior year.

Our graduates are so in demand that they are often hired during student teaching or shortly after graduation; they become teachers in settings as varied as large city high schools to smaller rural schools in North and South Carolina as well as across the country.

  • To find out more about Pedagogy, please contact Concentration Coordinator Dr. JuliAnna Ávila at javila1@charlotte.edu.
  • If you have questions about declaring Pedagogy and/or registering for courses, please contact Academic Advisor Gina Karp.
  • There is also more information in the university catalog.

See here to declare an English Major.

See here to declare an English Minor.

 

Listen to Amy Crew (BA 2020) talk about how the Pedagogy Concentration helped prepare her to become a high school English teacher.