English (Secondary Education)

The Department of English offers a secondary education major in English (STEP).

The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offer a fifth-year secondary teacher education program (STEP) leading to recommendation for Michigan secondary standard teacher certification. This certification is valid for teaching content area majors and minors in grades 6-12.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Adult Education Teacher

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    High School Teacher

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    Middle School Teacher

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    • Median Salary*
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Possible Career Options

    • Career and Technical Education Teacher
    • Childcare Worker
    • Instructional Coordinator
    • Principal
    • School/Career Counselor